Compared to attitudes about workplace flexibility and other balance issues 10 years ago, bosses today seem more fully bought in—while employees have grown more jaded than ever. In 2006, a similar survey found that only 45% of executives said their company supported efforts to help employees balance work and home life, a view shared at the time by 53% of workers.
The survey found that time is the most valued work/life balance commodity.
Work/life perks employees value most
Flexible work schedules: 44%
Generous vacation time or sabbaticals: 33%
Telecommuting or work-from-home options: 12%
Health and wellness tools or programs: 8%
On-site services (e.g., day care, meals, dry cleaning, gym): 2%
Paid parental leave: 1%
Source: OfficeTeam survey, November 2016