A poll of over 2,700 business people by across the UK by Regus found that more than a third work for between nine to 11 hours on a daily basis, while one in ten work more than 11 hours a day.
The increasing workloads and time spent in the office have been attributed to the economic downturn and growing concerns over job security, with staff keen to be seen as productive by their employer by getting the job done, regardless of the size of the workload.
Many respondents noted that the working day is not over when they leave the office, with 43 per cent taking work home to finish in the evening at least three times in a normal week.
Firms of all sizes are currently under pressure in a difficult market and this often leads to staff working longer hours than usual, noted Celia Donne, regional director at Regus.
Recent data released by the Office for National Statistics revealed that 5.26 million people welcomed overtime last year without being paid for it, which helped to boost the UK economy by £28.9 billion.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Executive News