The end of 9-5

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Several months ago, I was talking to a college senior about her career plans. She wanted a job with flexible hours, and I asked why. The young woman said she wanted the freedom to take a short nap right after lunch when her energy flagged the most and the ability to work late at night when her brain was sharpest.

If I had made a comment like this when looking for my first job 16 years ago, I would have been laughed out of the room. But coming from a college student today, the request doesn’t sound all that strange.

According to a new study by Bentley University, 77% of Millennials say that flexible work hours would make the workplace more productive for people their age. Given their comfort with digital technology that allows them to work anytime and anywhere, this statistic hardly comes as a surprise. But as the Millennial generation becomes the majority, we can expect flex time and telecommuting to become a common workplace practice rather than a special privilege.

In fact, by around 2030, the Millennial majority will likely have done away with the 9-to-5 workday entirely. Here are four key reasons why Millennials will insist that flex-work hours happen sooner rather than later. read more… https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-death-of-the-9to5-why-well-all-work-flex-schedules-soon?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Email%20List&utm_campaign=The%20Death%20of%20the%209-to-5%3A%20Why%20We%27ll%20All%20Work%20Flex%20Schedules%20Soon

By Alexandra Levit

 

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