2018 New Research: Companies that Discontinue Remote Work and Other Forms of Flexibility Undercut Productivity and Collaboration Gains

New national research suggests lack of strategy and training is to blame, not the flexibility

Our latest national research, in conjunction with ORC International, suggests organizations risk missing out on the very business gains they’re trying to achieve when they blame remote work and other forms of flexibility for their performance challenges.  We found flexibility in where, when and how you work – including remote work – leads to innovation, as well as communication, creativity, productivity, and engagement. But many organizations don’t know how to strategically use flexibility to transform their business. This research is the most recent installment in a biennial series of FSG studies we’ve conducted of full-time U.S. employed adults since 2006.


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2015: Teleworkers More Likely to Pursue Wellness Options on Their Own Compared to Office-Based Counterparts

Despite employers investing millions of dollars to promote employee health, almost half of the U.S. workplace does not budge. The problem is that many organizations separate wellness, work life flexibility and other employee strategies into separate initiatives rather than linking them together to benefit both business and employee performance. It’s time to break down the […]

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2015: Employees Feel Surprisingly Trusted but Inefficiencies Abound in How We Work

A surprising 9 out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their boss trusts them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work. And, while additional data indicates employees have become upbeat about their increasingly flexible workplaces, inefficiencies abound in how workers use technology and communicate, and there is a lack of training and infrastructure available to support flexible work. These are among the key findings from a national probability telephone survey commissioned by Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc. (FSG/WLF), co-sponsored by Citrix, and conducted by ORC International (+/- 4 percent margin of error). […]

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2013: Major Myths in Telework Debate and a Growing Struggle in Open Offices / More Women Put in Hours at the Office and in Cubes While More Men Telework

Our latest national research shatters myths about who is working where and reveals new realities along with new struggles facing full-time employees and how they work.  Using a national probability survey of 556 full-time employed adults, we looked at both telework and the growing open office trend and found the way employees work today has […]

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2013: Employees Sense Weakened Commitment to Work Life Flexibility / Lack of Training Contributes to Eroding Confidence

Our latest national research finds that while almost all full-time employees reported they had some type of flexibility in 2013, more than 4 in 10 full-time employees were uncertain about their employer’s commitment to that flexibility.  The findings are based on a national probability sample of 556 full-time employed adults.  Our research, part of a […]

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2009: CEOs Plan More Layoffs While Most Employees Willing To Save Jobs With Schedule Change Or Pay Cut

Job insecurity does little to stop use of work life flexibility, but overwhelming majority change their employment plans because of economic downturn according to survey. Conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for Work+Life Fit, Inc., of a national probability sample of 757 full-time employed adults to study the reality of work+life flexibility in the recession. Highlights […]

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2007: Presidential Election; Work Differently, Not Less

Conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for Work+Life Fit, Inc., of a national probability sample of 900 full-time employed adults to monitor work+life progress from the individual’s perspective. Highlights include: Work life flexibility in the presidential election; most people want to work differently not less; work life flexibility will not hurt customer service; and more people […]

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2006: Stereotypes Block Work-Life Balance Progress / Rigid Thinking about Workplace Flexibility

Conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for Work+Life Fit, Inc., of a national probability sample of 981 full-time employed adults to monitor work+life progress from the individual’s perspective. Highlights include: Work-life “balance” is an issue for everyone, not just women and mothers; yet only 15% said they had work-life balance; people were stuck behind roadblocks such […]

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