Those aged 25-34-years-old are most likely to expect more flexibility in their typical working week in a post COVID-19 world, according to new research.
Among 25-34-year-olds, 87% now expect to have input on flexible working moving forward. This is a stark contrast to the older generation of employees, with less than 60% of those aged 55 and over sharing the same view.
The findings come from a Workthere study of over 1,000 UK office workers, to gauge UK office workers’ attitudes towards flexible working arrangements and their ideal working week in the new normal.
This pattern for shorter hours and more flexibility is particularly evident among younger workers, where almost 79% confirming that they already work less than the national average of 38 hours a week. With trends for a more relaxed approach to work appearing among younger workers, Workthere predicts the growing pursuit of flexibility could continue for generations