One initiative aimed at helping employees balance work with other areas of their life, is flexitime. It allows employees to vary their start and finish times at work, as well as work part time, or from home. There is usually an agreement to work a set number of hours a week or per month.
The fourth Work life Balance Employee Survey conducted in 2011, found the vast majority (90%) of employees agreed that flexible hours improve morale. In fact, flexible workers are more likely to work long hours, which may be why employers have embraced the idea.