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Traditional working day is not what it used to be

Traditional working day is not what it used to be

We are working more and more flexibly, according to Jobat.be. Only half of office workers (47%) still work rigidly from 9am to 5pm. Of those who often work from home, only a third (35%) still keep 'office hours' at home. (Online) time tracking tools are gaining in importance here. This way, six in ten Flemish white-collar workers (57%) - some 14% more than before corona - keep track of their time worked.

 

Different flexible forms of work

 

Since corona, flexible forms of work have been on the rise. Employees have discovered its benefits and now too want the chance to be flexible about the start and end times of their working day.

Today, barely half of white-collar workers (47%) keep office hours when working in the office. Almost one in five (18%) start their working day earlier in order to be able to stop earlier in the evening, while 6.3% do just the opposite.

 

Which work format do you most often stick to in the office?
 

  1. I keep office hours (47%)
  2. I start my working day earlier and then stop earlier (18%)
  3. I start my working day earlier and end it later too (11%)
  4. I start my working day later and then end it later (6.3%)
  5. I work 'in blocks' during the day (6%)

Among those who often work from home, barely one in three (35%) still strictly follow office hours at home. For over a quarter (27.5%), the working day at home starts and ends earlier. For 9%, it is just the opposite while 8% work 'in blocks'. In doing so, they go to pick up their offspring from school, for example and then spend a few hours behind their laptops after the children have gone to bed.

 

Which work format do you most often stick to when working from home?
 

  1.  I also keep office hours at home (35%)
  2. I start my working day earlier and then stop earlier (27.5%)
  3. I start my working day earlier and end it later too (15%)
  4. I start my working day later and then end it later (9%)
  5. I work 'in blocks' during the day (8%)

 

Work-life balance balanced thanks to time tracking
 

Along with flexible forms of work, the importance of time tracking also increased. Today, six in ten Flemish white-collar workers (57%) keep track of their time worked. Some 14% of those surveyed have only been doing so since corona. Time tracking helps them keep their work and private time better separated (46%). Without it, more than one in five (21%) would soon start working too much while 7% would just be working less time. And therein lies precisely the added value of a monitoring tool.

 

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