As generations come and go, the trends that govern our society tend to change with them. In particular, a huge dynamic shift is in work-life trends. For instance, for millennials and Generation Z, it is important for them to have a healthy work-life balance. That being said, Real Research surveyed its audience in the hopes of gaining public opinion on work-life trends.


  • Generation Z dominates this poll with 59.43% participation
  • The majority 75.55% expect to see work-life balance in their jobs
  • 50.12% do not expect to stay at their current workplaces for more than a year

Generation Z Take The Poll With 59.43% Responses

The first thing Real Research asked is what generation do the respondents belong to. On this 59.43% said Generation Z, 14.17% said Post-Millenials, 7.57% said Pre-Millenials, 7.51% said Generation X, and 11.32% said Baby Boomer.

The majority of the respondents are from Generation Z
Figure 1: The majority of the respondents are from Generation Z

Following this, we asked the respondents a series of questions centering around many specific work-related questions. The results are as follows.

On asking if a company provides work-life balance while job hunting is important, 75.55% said ‘Yes’. Likewise, 74.10% said that checking company reputation while applying for a job is just as important. More so, 71.74% agreed that their work responsibilities are more important than the company’s reputation.

75.55% of the respondents expect work-life balance
Figure 2: 75.55% of the respondents expect work-life balance

Next, the survey asked if the respondents agree on dividing work roles/responsibilities based on gender, 65.39% said ‘Yes’. 68.71% agree with the statement ‘I believe it is better to have multiple jobs than one’.

Specifically, on the matter of working after office hours, 73.52% say they can be reached if it is an important business matter. Next, 74.24% of the respondents say that for better performance at work, they are willing to take classes and engage themselves in studying.

71.26% Have Taken Side Jobs To Earn Extra Cash

Finally, for further data on work-life trends, Real Research asked respondents if they have taken side jobs to earn extra cash outside of work. Here, 71.26% said ‘Yes’. After this, respondents were asked what they felt is the most effective way to communicate at work.

The majority (35.41%) chose mobile messaging apps. Following after is 1-on-1 direct conversation (12.88%), and e-mails (9.72%). Then came, general meeting (7.77%), work-related platforms like Notion (5.15%), and the rest chose ‘Other’.

More than half will leave their current workplace shortly after a year
Figure 3: More than half will leave their current workplace shortly after a year

Lastly, the survey asked the respondents how long they plan to work at their current workplace. A smashing 50.12% said no more than a year. In contrast, 19.89% said more than 10 years. In between are 14.94% saying no more than 3 years, 9.83% saying no more than 5 years, and 5.23% saying no more than 10 years.


Survey TitleSurvey on Work-Life Trends by Generation in 2021
DurationOctober 18 – October 25, 2021
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating CountriesAfghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong-Kong), China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco,Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.