Who Owns Your Time--You, Or Your Boss?

Cam Marston thinks American workers are changing their minds.

Older generations have worked as though employers own their time--but the up-and-coming workers believe they're the keepers of their time, said Marston, a consultant specializing in multigenerational communications.

"The baby boomers' and Matures' attitude was: The company owns my time, and I move for them as they need me," he said. "Gen Xers and Yers say, 'I own my time, and I give you what you need based on the job that needs to be done."

Meanwhile, a recent survey by the Kenexa Research Institute shows workers who telecommute--and ostensibly own their time--are the most loyal and satisfied.

Is this all pointing toward a more flexible workplace?

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