Kisi powers thousands of companies around the world in every industry, therefore we decided to leverage five million data points to release a report revealing the average time that employees arrive at work around the United States and worldwide. These figures are part of a larger study examining the best cities for work-life balance.
With the goal of enhancing an individual's personal and professional existence through technological innovation, the Work-Life Balance Index uses hundreds of touchpoints, including our own data—and that relating to work intensity, social well-being, and livability—to determine which metropolises offer their residents the most holistic lives.
How the Study Was Conducted
To determine the average arrival time of employees in each city, we utilised over 5,000,000 internal data entries recording the various times that doors were unlocked to enter workplaces serviced by Kisi. The results provide insight into which city’s workers are arriving the earliest, and latest, to work.
As an expanding company born and bred in Brooklyn, N.Y., the working climate was first evaluated across 40 U.S. cities. Then, to understand how the U.S. performs worldwide, an international study was conducted, including 17 notable U.S. cities and 23 international cities known for attracting professionals and families for their work opportunities and diverse lifestyle offerings. As the first installment of a continuous study, a shortlist of in-demand metropolises worldwide with sufficient, reliable, and relevant datasets were selected. In future iterations, this index aims to include a larger selection of cities as data becomes more widely available.
The table below reveals the top 15 U.S. cities with the earliest arrival times, versus the top 15 U.S. cities with the latest arrival times: