More Workers Making New Year’s Resolutions

Nearly half (46%) of all New Year’s resolutions will fail by February, but that doesn’t stop US business professionals from trying.

Will you make a New Year’s resolution in 2019?

0%
Yes
0%
No

They may be cliché, but New Year’s resolutions are still as popular as ever – especially among US business professionals. Roughly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year, yet that rate jumps to 70% among US business professionals, according to an Office Pulse survey of 1,081 workers. That’s up from 65% of US workers in 2018.

Workers are pretty ambitious this year; 14% are tackling four or more resolutions, up from just 3% in 2018. However, nearly half (46%) of all resolutions will fail by February. A dedicated 20% will keep their resolutions the entire year.

How many resolutions will you tackle?

How long do you usually last?

One
18%
I usually don’t make it through the first day
4%
Two
22%
1 week
8%
Three
16%
1 month
34%
Four
9%
6 months
34%
5+
5%
The entire year
20%

You might think professionals are fixated on their career growth, but you’d be wrong. Most professionals want to focus on their health and fitness in the new year, while “money” and “career” come in a distant second and third place, respectively.

What kind of resolution will you make?

0%
Health/Fitness
0%
Money
0%
Career

Other insights include:

  • Men are more likely to make a resolution, but women are more likely to keep them
  • 74% of men will make at least 1 resolution this year, compared to 65% of women
  • 23% of women will last all year, compared to 18% of men
  • Millennial business professionals are the most likely to make a resolution for 2019, with 77% saying they plan to tackle at least one
  • 38% of workers say they stuck to their 2018 resolution ‘for the most part,’ 17% don’t even remember what their resolution was

 

About Office Pulse

Office Pulse by Captivate offers marketers timely analysis and insights from a proprietary panel of upscale professionals in the top markets. The Office Pulse panel of more than 8,000 influential consumers and business decision makers includes C-level executives, Millennials, middle management, small business owners, working women and working moms.

About Captivate 

Known for its vast network of 10,000 elevator and lobby displays located in 1,400 premier office buildings across the U.S. and Canada, Captivate brings life to work by connecting over 10 million unique monthly viewers to the world outside their office. By engaging its viewers with timely news and actionable information, Captivate provides advertisers with a highly desirable and difficult-to-reach audience of affluent and influential business professionals through creative, research-driven and Nielsen-measured advertising and marketing programs. Founded in 1997, Captivate is owned by Generation Partners and TEGNA.

By |2018-12-31T12:09:10+00:00December 31st, 2018|Millennials, Office Habits, Resolutions, Work-Life Balance|0 Comments

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