You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

Employer vs. Employee: Who Runs Your Workplace? (Infographic) Once upon a time, employers called all the shots. But things have changed.

By Kate Taylor

entrepreneur daily

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Once upon a time, everyone accepted that the boss called the shots. However, in the last 15 years, employees have begun to gain more power in the workplace. As employees demand flexible hours, work-life balance and freedom in the office, the employer's word is no longer the law.

What does this all mean? With 74 percent of employees ranking benefits as most important for retention and 68 percent indicating management climate is another important retention factor, employers have had to adapt: 72 percent of employers offer flex time and 51 percent offer telecommuting, according to Spherion's 2013 Emerging Workforce Study.

Related: Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Check out the infographic below, compiled by Spherion, for a better look at how the tug-of-war for control between employer and employee is creating a new workplace where - hopefully - everyone can win.

Click to Enlarge+

Employer vs. Employee: Who Runs Your Workplace? (Infographic)

Kate Taylor

Reporter

Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Business News

The 'Silver Tsunami' Meets 'Golden Handcuffs' as Past Low Mortgage Rates Lock in Homeowners — Whether They Like It or Not

The resulting lower supply of homes, and population growth outpacing construction, has led to a 7.2 million home shortage.

Business News

Nike Responds to Criticism Over U.S. Women's Olympic Uniforms: 'Everything's Showing'

The company is the official outfitter for the U.S. Olympic track and field athletes.

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.

Business News

These Are the Busiest Airports in the World, According to a New Ranking

A surge in international and business travel has brought airports back to near pre-pandemic levels of passenger traffic.

Growing a Business

5 Entrepreneurial Mindsets That Drive Success

Here are the mindsets shared by the most successful entrepreneurs.