Survey finds workers looking for better balance
Nearly half “ 47% â€“ of those polled in FedEx Office's Finding Better Balance survey say finding a better work/life balance is even more important to them in 2009, compared to last year.
The survey, released today, queried 501 full-time, U.S. workers. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, 58% believe it will be more important to find better work/life balance in 2009, compared to 46% of those age 35 to 54, and just 30% for the 50-and-over group. In addition, 86% say they plan to actively pursue this better balance this year.
â€śAs we start a new year, it's common for employees to take stock of the last 12 months and evaluate their priorities at home and in the office,â€ť said Tracy Brightman, senior vice president of human resources for FedEx Office (formerly FedEx/Kinko's), in a statement. â€śProper work/life balance is a key factor in employee satisfaction and productivity.â€ť
Among those surveyed, 49% said they planned to take advantage of all vacation time in the new year; 44% said they would prioritize projects, and 42% said they would create a weekly to-do list; 41% said they would leave work at a reasonable hour and 36% said they planned to take lunch breaks on a consistent basis
The survey was conducted online in late November.