Gen X & Y better at Work-Life Balance than Baby Boomers: Regus study

Despite the nation’s strong global ranking, India’s place in the Index has slipped slightly in overall Work-life balance over the year, reflecting the pressure of work in a strongly growing economy.

Though the younger generation appears less adept at juggling work and home life, the sense of achievement is more. Indian Baby Boomers’ Work-life Balance Index score comes in at a high-flying 144, against the India average of 138. And 78% of Baby Boomers are happy with the amount of time they spend at home, compared to only 65% of Gen X/Y respondents.

Key findings:

  • India scores 138 in the Regus Work-life Balance Index 2013, compared to 139 in 2012
  • The global average is 120
  • Business owners score 139
  • Baby Boomers score 144
  • Respondents from small firms score 143

Mr. Madhusudan Thakur, Regional Vice President, South Asia, Regus says, “Professionals who are happy at work are both more productive and less likely to leave the company. As the jobs market improves, businesses are realising that to hire or retain talent they must focus on extending their flexible working policies, such as offering a choice of work locations. This is already happening – we see our network of local centres used every day by people working flexibly and enjoying their work.”

Previous research from Regus has showed that 72% of professionals globally believe that flexible working improves their productivity.

Today, the work done is more important than just being present at the workplace. Employers need results and not mere attendance of their employees. Hence companies are now opting for more elastic timings and options for the workforce, many of whom approach the Regus centres.