Long hours – productive or not?

At various times in the year, employees find that they have to work longer hours to manage their job – most know that regularly working long hours can be harmful for health.

A recent report found that the average UK employee works an extra 13 working days every year, with 64% of those asked admitting they often work longer hours than they are supposed to. 58% of staff believe that the traditional 9-5 working day is an outdated concept, citing the influx of technology as one of the main reasons for being able to work from anywhere at any time.

The report found that three quarters of UK professionals think that a four-day working week would be beneficial to them. This is in addition to an extra 40% who agreed that it would make them more productive in general.

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