​Flexible Work Arrangements

2017 Survey Results


Flexible Work Arrangements: 2017 Survey Results revealed 94% of U.S. organizations provide some type of flexible work arrangement. Organizations offer these arrangements to create work-life balance for workers, enhance worker morale , and attract a talented workforce.

Telecommuting is one of the most popular flexible work arrangements organizations offer. Most (80%) telecommuting arrangements are ad hoc, where telework is performed on an occasional, one-time or irregular basis but 65% of employers offer telecommuting on a regular basis.

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Flexible Work Arrangements​​​

An overwhelming majority (94%) of the responding organizations offer some type of flexible work arrangement.

The most commonly offered arrangements include:


Flexible work hours to accomodate special circumstances


Flexible work hours with alternative starting and quitting times


Telecommuting/working remotely​​


Said creating work-life balance is the primary reason for offering flexible work arrangements to their workers

Road block

The most commonly cited barrier to offering flexible work arrangements is the concern that flexible work arrangements may not be distributed fairly to all staff (35%).




More than seven in ten organizations employ workers who telecommute or work remotely.



45% of respondents reported more workers curently telecommuting than during the previous two years.

38% anticipate an increase in telecommuters or remote workers in the next two years.​


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