Much has been said about the differences between generations in various aspects of life, but for businesses this gap is increasingly important as they have to handle different generations working side by side and consider how long they can keep them busy. How would different generations adjust their work schedule if they had the choice?

When asked how they would adjust their working hours if their pay adjusted accordingly, 45% of young Europeans aged 14-25 years said that they would work more, compared to 33% of older Europeans aged 40-65 years. On the flip side, more than a quarter of older Europeans were keen on working less, compared to only 18% of young Europeans.

It seems like employers could stand to make more use out of young Europeans’ preferences to work longer.

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