How many managers are working an extra day a week?

Managers are working an extra 44 days a year over and above their contracted hours, according to research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Of the 1,037 managers polled, the average manager works one extra day each week. This is an extra 7.5 hours beyond their contracted weekly hours, adding up to an extra 43.8 days over the course of the year.

Long hours are having a detrimental effect on the wellbeing of managers. One in ten managers said they took time off for mental health in the last year, and for those who do take time out, it’s for an average of 12 days. Long office hours combined with the expectation to answer emails is eating into home life, leaving managers with little chance of respite and increasing stress levels. Improving the quality of working life for managers is thought to be a major step forward to solving the UK’s productivity crisis.

It is thought that the impact of Brexit and the continuing political uncertainty is starting to undermine job security and sense of well-being.

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