Mumbai,
19
July
2013
|
00:00
Asia/Kolkata

Indian men are addicted to work!

Mumbai, July 19, 2013: While on a vacation, a woman would lazily start her day, plan visiting the tourist spots in and around the holiday destination, think beaches, sports, parties and definitely about shopping the exquisites popular there. Men on the other hand prefer or are forced to work!

The latest survey by Regus, the largest provider of flexible workspace suggests that 50% of men prefer to work for around 1-3 hours every day even when on a holiday as compared to 38% women.

The urge to check mails, the boredom of being so free on a holiday, obsession with files, clients and meetings, insecurity about jobs or the uneasiness of leaving behind the workstations, men are willing to work for sometime even on a holiday. 54% of men call their vacation days as a slightly reduced ‘business as usual’ as compared to 52% of women.

Regus surveyed over 26,000 senior managers and business owners from more than 90 nations which included 550 Indian respondents.

Mr. Madhusudan Thakur, Regional Vice President - South Asia, Regus says, “The dedication men worldwide and especially in India are showing towards their jobs is admirable with a huge percentage of business professionals taking their work away with them. However, this can also be interpreted as an indication that they feel overstretched or insecure in their jobs and are unable to properly switch off. The effects of work place stress are well documented so it is important that workers carve out some personal time.”

The global scenario says that American men (59%) and Japanese women (51%) are the highest percentage of professionals who are willing to lose 1-3 hours each day during holidays followed by Japanese men (53%) and American women (49%).

DURING HOLIDAYS, PROFESSIONALS ARE WILLING TO WORK 1-3 HOURS EACH DAY

COUNTRY ®

GLOBAL

AVERAGE

INDIA

US

UK

JAPAN

CHINA

AUSTRALIA

OVERALL AVERAGE

41%

49%

56%

35%

53%

30%

44%

MEN

44%

50%

59%

38%

53%

34%

46%

WOMEN

35%

38%

49%

29%

51%

25%

38%

Though the gender trend across the globe shows that men are more willing to devote over three hours to work, the global average reveals that the overall percentage of professionals willing to work on holidays has reduced from 53% in 2012 to 49% in 2013.

In the last year, many companies especially the MNC’s have adopted the policies of flexible working, work from home options etc thereby giving stress free holidays to their employees. With growing competition, the companies, these days, are much more concerned about the well being of their staff not only to reduce the attrition rate but to provide best facilities, thereby making the best use of their employees.

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