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Employees Want the Next President's Agenda to Make Work Life Flexibility Easier for Companies and Individuals

Survey Results Cover Election, Customer Service and Other Work Life Topics

That Counter Recent Research

MADISON, N.J., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed in the 2007 Annual Work+Life Fit Reality Check believe the next president should introduce legislation that would make it easier for organizations to offer and individuals to have more work life flexibility. The telephone survey of a national probability sample of 900 full-time employed adults was sponsored by Work+Life Fit, Inc., conducted by Opinion Research Corporation November 1 - 5 and has a margin of error of +- 3 percent.

"While work life flexibility has been a prominent issue in political campaigns in other countries such as Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand, it's a blip on the U.S. political radar screen. Only two presidential candidates have so far addressed the issue," said noted work life flexibility strategist and author Cali Williams Yost, president of Work+Life Fit, Inc. Yost typically categorizes the issue as "work life fit." The Annual Work+Life Fit Reality Check, first conducted in 2006, is designed to monitor progress from the individual's point of view.

Other highlights from the 2007 Work+Life Fit Reality Check include:

-- More want to work differently than work less; only 5 percent favor

reducing work schedule by more than 10 hours

-- Almost 9 out of 10 believe work life flexibility would have either a

positive or neutral effect on customer service

-- Nearly 40 percent view work life flexibility as a growth strategy for

their company, not just an employee perk

-- More than half have more work life flexibility this year compared to


Findings Counter Recent Research: Working Differently More Important Than Working Less

When asked what is the single most important change they would make to their jobs, respondents (51%) chose options

SOURCE Work+Life Fit, Inc.
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