Flexible Work in a modern World

Flexible Work


Together with Deloitte Austria and the University of Graz, we have been conducting regular expert surveys since 2017, that examine the status quo of flexible working in Austrian companies. 

In our past research projects, we also delved deeply into various topics related to flexible work. Examples include autonomy in home offices and the compatibility of flexible work for entrepreneurs. On this page, you will find information about the latest expert survey as well as links to past projects on this subject 


Welcome to the Future of Work! 


The pandemic has set in motion the biggest change of the working environment in recent decades. From one day to the next, home office went from being the exception to being the norm, which stimulated a long-term rethink. Whereas flexible working was previously rare in most companies, home office and the flexible scheduling of home office days has become a matter of course. Thus, the attractiveness of companies increases when they allow for flexible or alternative working models. But this change of the working world also brings challenges with it, such as a declining team spirit which goes hand in hand with remote work. In order to make hybrid collaboration successful, workplace concepts need to be rethought and employee retention needs to be made possible despite flexible work arrangements.

In cooperation with Deloitte Austria and the University of Graz, we took a closer look at the flexibility and willingness to change of the Austrian corporate landscape in 2022 and came to the conclusion:


Home Office is here to stay

  • In 82% of the companies surveyed, the majority of employees take advantage of the possibility of working from home


  • 47% of the ones questioned state that employees are completely free to schedule their home office days.


  • 93% confirm that the expectation of being able to work regardless of their location has increased.


  • Workation as a Trend: 73% of the companies surveyed report that the expectation of remote working from abroad has increased within the last two years.


  • Downside: In 72% of companies, informal interactions are coming up short due to increased home office use.


Nearly 600 company representatives took part in the survey in early summer - including HR managers and executives across all industries and company sizes. Further information and results of the study can be found here.


    You are also welcome to take a look at the expert surveys of recent years. All information can be found in the respective issues of Deloitte:

    Here you will find our latest projects and research on the topic of flexible working: