• Top executives are ignoring the push for shorter hours from legislators and the European Union. And many see working longer as an example to the workforce.
Nearly a third of respondents in a Mori survey, sponsored by BT, reported working longer hours as a sacrifice to demonstrate their personal alignment with the organisation's desired culture. It was the biggest single category, ahead of communicating with employees/being more approachable.
Nearly all of the respondents identified constant cultural change as being crucial to the company's survival.
• Britain's Captains of Industry report, from 0207-563 6400