Why the 9 to 5 Work Day Is Fading
Allowing employees more freedom and flexibility with their schedules can improve morale, boost productivity and increase retention rates.
63% of surveyed U.S. workers believe the concept of working 9 to 5 is outdated.
38% of those surveyed continue to work outside of office hours.
50% check or respond to work emails outside of work, and 24% do so while participating in activities with family and friends.
62% said they personally choose to stay connected to the office outside of traditional hours, as opposed to feeling obligated to do so.
42% said work is the first thing they think about when they wake up, and 20% said it’s the last thing they think about before they go to bed.
17% said they have a difficult time enjoying leisure activities because they’re thinking about work.
44% of male workers will work outside of office hours, compared to 32% of women.
59% of male employees will check or respond to work emails outside of normal hours, as opposed to 42% of female professionals.