Traditional 9-to-5 Business Workday is a Thing of the Past!

October 7, 2016

What time of day do you do your work? According to a recent survey published by, 59% of workers surveyed said they believe the 9-to-5 business workday is “a thing of the past,” and almost half (45%) said they currently complete their work outside of office hours. We’re not surprised – especially since we frequently “burn the midnight oil,” too!



The survey report states, “A typical workday historically involved eight consecutive hours of effort for full-time workers, but today most don’t stop working when the clock hits 5 p.m.” Other interesting survey findings include:

  • Sales and IT professionals are most likely to answer emails outside of normal business hours.

  • More than any other age group, 65% of workers who are 45 to 54 years old and 61% of workers who are 55+ agreed that the typical 8-hour workday was a thing of the past.


Today, a “workday” and how we work seem to be all about flexibility. In fact, flexibility is considered a “top trend in modern workforce management” right now. A recent news report from, says, “The Industrial Revolution may have brought about the eight-hour workday, but the technological revolution makes the idea of 9 to 5 obsolete. Employees are responding to emails before bed, taking calls on their commutes and getting tasks done at home – all of which constitute ‘time worked.’”


So, when you’re working late tonight – or early tomorrow morning – there’s a good chance we are too! If you need any type of promotional items or t-shirts for your next event, or printing services for your business operations, reach out to us at IOP Communications at any time. Day or night, you can email us (, or give us a shout at 732-758-6280, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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