A new study looks closer at the work/life balance of millennials

A 2017 survey from CareerBuilder takes a closer look at the habits of millennial workers as it relates to showing up for a job on time. Workers that arrive to a job on time can highlight their respect for others and their ability to properly manage their time. However, flexible hours are becoming more common in U.S. workplaces - so is the 9-to-5 workday antiquated?

According to the survey, more than 60 percent of employers and employees view a 9-to-5 schedule as an antiquated practice. Yet, this statistic doesn't seem to give the whole story, as 53 percent of employers also noted that they expected workers to show up on time daily.

Research suggests that workers who maintain flexible hours are more productive than those who adhere to strict time tables, Adi Gaskell, writing for Forbes, noted. In addition, the ability to create schedules that supported their work/life balance had millennials feeling more satisfied in their jobs. This flexibility can extend to a work-from-home policy as well as working hours that reach beyond 9-to-5.

A new study suggests that millennials prefer flexible hours - and are more productive as a result.