Research states that we all want work flexibility in our careers 1 month ago

Research states that we all want work flexibility in our careers

What's the most important thing to you?

A lot of factors go into choosing a job. While some might look at salary as the leading factor, others might want flexibility.

However, a recent survey has found that more than half of millennials (52 percent) think workplace culture is the most important thing.

Video web conferencing provider PowWowNow surveyed millennials in an aim to find out what the future of the workplace will look like. It found that in 2025, 75 percent of the workforce will be millennials, with 70 percent of them wanting to work flexibly.

64 percent want to work remotely rather than in an office, while 43 percent would prefer to work freelance rather than on a 9-5 basis.

Business coach Ruth Kudzi said of the findings: “[Remote working] isn’t wholly positive, because I think there might be personality types where the office provides the only social support they get, and could cause an epidemic of loneliness, which is the most detrimental thing for your health.

"But for most people, having control over how they work will be massively beneficial. A business needs to take this into account with their employee training plan.”