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9-5 job is passe: New era of work prefers flexibility, balance at workplace

A global survey of 9,500 people in 12 countries noted that a new era of work is on the rise, which prefers flexibility and balance rather than the traditional 9-5 job

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The traditional 9-to-5 is a bygone and people, businesses are increasingly shifting towards new ways of getting work done, which gives more importance to flexibility, says a report.

According to a research released by today, Work - part-time, freelance, contract, temporary or independent contract work - is on the rise.


"like India and are leading the way with the greatest openness to freelance, contract, temporary or independent contract work (97 per cent), with mature markets including the and and - close behind," the report said adding Germany, the Netherlands and Japan are more resistant to Work.

A global survey of 9,500 people in 12 countries noted that a new era of work is on the rise which prefers flexibility and balance rather than the traditional 9-5

In India the sample size was 785.

More than 85 per cent of say Work is a choice, not a last resort, and builds resilience for less predictable futures.

"Much of the jobs growth in the last 10-15 years has occurred in non-traditional, alternative ways of working," Chairman & CEO Jonas Prising said.

"What people want is changing. They are working longer, learning more and seeking a better balance between work and home. Not everyone wants to engage only as a full-time employee and organisations do not always want that either," Prising added.

The vast majority of (97 per cent), spanning five generations and both genders, are open to Work for their next or future position, but their motives vary.

"People today are more focused on their graph than simply their next They are looking at prospective employers in a very different way," India Group MD AG Rao said.

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 02:45 IST
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