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September 29th, 2011

Gen Y: Increase Productivity with a Flexible Work Schedule

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GenY graduates are ambitious and value autonomy in the workplace. They have high expectations for advancement and will switch jobs frequently, more than their GenX counterparts. Recently, the nine-to-five has been given a lot of breathing room. Many people have flexible work schedules and because of the technology that is readily available, some have the opportunity to work remotely.

Generation Y values independence and mandating work at specific times might not be the most efficient way to get things done. Think about it, if those of you who aren’t morning people could go into work later than 9am in a fantastic mood, how much more productive would you be?  Previously, hours were used to determine productivity. However, with a computer and wireless internet, work can be done from anywhere. Location and time restrictions do not determine the quality of work.

Now is the time to embrace workshifting (also known as telecommuting or teleworking). According to Workshifiting.com, workshifiting is “using the web to get work done anytime, anywhere – outside the traditional office space. In a Telework Research Network study, 40 percent of U.S. workers have jobs that could be done from home at least part-time. Workshifting increases productivity by 27% and employees are 55% more engaged than those who are confined to the office. It capitalizes on money, time and energy.  Companies like Google and Best Buy have been reaping the benefits, so should you and your company.


About the Author

Emmelie De La Cruz
Emmelie De La Cruz is an eager public relations student with a knack for writing. Born and raised in the Bronx, she knows that a person fulfills their vision through passion not position. Grateful for the guidance she has received throughout her college career at Syracuse University, Emmelie is determined to share all she has learned with other young professionals. Education is the fuel of passionate fires.




 
 

 
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