43% of Workers Say Flexible Hours Boost Productivity

Boosting worker productivity has been the name of the game, and the coronavirus pandemic revealed that there is a very straightforward way to make people work more efficiently than might have been the case otherwise. We’re talking about flexible working hours of course, and a survey that was recently conducted by the World Economic Forum revealed that 43% of workers feel like flexible hours make them more productive.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that avoiding commutes was also highlighted by workers as a useful way to help them attain a higher level of productivity. 30% of workers said that less time commuting helped out, but interestingly 27% also stated that working more hours could allow them to get more work done on a given day.

26% of workers also said that being able to access new forms of tech aided them in boosting productivity, and a similar proportion, 26% to be precise, said the same for changing up the physical location in which they work. That shows that there are a number of things that can be done to make things easier for workers with all things having been considered and taken into account.

What’s more, meetings might be hurting productivity because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up taking time away from necessary tasks. 19% of workers said that having to go to fewer meetings was something that could enable them to reach their goals within the given time frame.

One thing is for sure, workers want flexible hours but that’s not necessarily due to them wanting to work fewer hours on a given day. Rather, it seems like they want the option to work the precise number of hours that they need in order to get things done.

That is something that could prove very relevant in the long run, since rigid working hours have been a long standing norm. It will be interesting to see if the findings of this study have any impact on how businesses ask their workers to operate.

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