Among the findings of the study, conducted by the Flex+Strategy Group:
- Eleven percent of respondents said that their use of work-life flexibility increased and 76 percent said it stayed the same during the recession.
- While in the recovery, 10 percent thought their level of use of work-life flexibility would increase and 82 percent felt it would stay the same.
- Compared to this time last year, 66 percent report they have the same amount of work-life flexibility, and 17 percent saw an increased amount.
- Sixty-six percent believe employee health, morale and productivity suffer as a result of having no work-life flexibility.
- Those who worried about making less money due to improved work-life flexibility decreased from 45 percent in 2006 to 21 percent this year.
- Those who worried about a boss saying no to more work-life balance decreased from 32 percent five years ago to just 13 percent this year.
- Those who worried others wouldn’t think they worked hard if they had work-life flexibility decreased from 39 percent in 2006 to to only 11 percent this year.
- The biggest obstacle to work-life flexibility was lack of time/increased workload, cited by with 29 percent.