Why the 9 to 5 Work Day Is Fading

Why the 9 to 5 Work Day Is Fading

Why the 9 to 5 Work Day Is FadingWhy 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.

Antiquated NotionAntiquated Notion

63% of surveyed U.S. workers believe the concept of working 9 to 5 is outdated.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.

Professional FocusProfessional Focus

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.

Painful PreoccupationPainful Preoccupation

17% said they have a difficult time enjoying leisure activities because they’re thinking about work.

Gender Gap, Part IGender Gap, Part I

44% of male workers will work outside of office hours, compared to 32% of women.

Gender Gap, Part IIGender Gap, Part II

59% of male employees will check or respond to work emails outside of normal hours, as opposed to 42% of female professionals.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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