In recent years, employers have embraced a variety of flexible work options, according to a study by the Families and Work Institute. The survey found that more businesses are offering options for when and where to work. The researchers surveyed 1,126 employers with 50 or more workers.
From 2005 to 2012, many options expanded, including:
- Flex time (up from 66 percent of workplaces, to 77 percent of workplaces).
- Flex place/telecommuting (which increased from 34 percent to 63 percent).
- Choices in managing time (up from 78 percent to 93 percent).
- Daily time off when important needs arise (up from 77 percent to 87 percent).