Long hours culture on the wane

The
long hours work culture among UK managers is on the wane, according to
research.

A
survey of 1,200 managers by Ceridian Performance Partners and Management Today,
reveals that the number of managers working six days a week has fallen from one
in five three years ago to one in 10 today.

It
finds that 20 per cent of executives currently work more than 50 hours a week
compared with one quarter three years ago.

The
study also reveals that there is high demand among staff for more flexible
working, but few organisations are prepared to offer what they want.

More
than half of those interviewed believe that Government efforts to improve the
balance between work and home will fail.

Penny
de Valk, managing director of Ceridian Performance Partners, said, “The
findings show that the demand for flexible working is high but barriers are
failing to shift.”

By Ben Willmott. Click here today

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