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Home is Where the Work Is (Mostly for Men)

A new study upends conventional wisdom about who is most likely to be working at home.

| BY Donald Liebenson

A new study upends conventional wisdom about who is most likely to be working at home.

The Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit Inc. report finds that nearly one-third (31 percent) of full-time employed adults do most of their work away from their employer’s location. But the typical full-time remote worker is not likely to be a woman, a parent or a Millennial.

Almost three-fourths of those who telework are men, the study finds.

Parenthood does not seem to be a factor in who is working full time from a remote location. Twenty-nine respondents said they were not parents, while 32 percent said they had children. Similarly, there is not a significant generational divide amongst those working full-time from a remote location with 35 percent of Millennials working out of the office, compared with 30 percent each of Gen Xers and baby boomers.

Meanwhile, back at the office, one third of employees report working in a cube or open office environment, These workers are significantly more likely to be women than men (43 percent vs. 27 percent. An equal percentage of men and women (30 percent) reported working in a private office.

A 2013 CareerBuilder job satisfaction survey found that a flexible schedule was second only to salary as the key to job satisfaction. Job flexibility is a key component of an optimum work-life balance, employees say. A new CareerBuilder survey found that half of employees plan to stay with their current employer because they are satisfied with their work/life balance (Fifty-four percent said they like the people with whom they work).

Of  those who plan to change jobs this year, 45 percent indicated a dissatisfaction with their work/life balance, a concern ranked third behind salary and not feeling valued at work.

Organizations are taking notice. A 2013 survey conducted by WorldatWork, a global human resources organization, found that almost nine-in-ten (88 percent) of companies offer telework in some form. An earlier WorldatWork survey found that companies with cultures of flexibility experienced lower turnover and increased employee satisfaction and loyalty. Some companies giveth and then take away. Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer triggered a flextime debate after banning working at home for her employees. “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings,” she wrote in a company memo. “We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”







About the Author

Donald Liebenson

Donald Liebenson writes news and features for Millionaire Corner. He has been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, Fiscal Times, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, and other outlets. He has also served as a marketing writer for Chicago-based Questar Entertainment and distributor Baker & Taylor.  

A graduate of the University of Southern California, he is married with a college-age son. He also writes extensively about entertainment.