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Posted at: Sep 19, 2018, 12:32 AM; last updated: Sep 19, 2018, 12:32 AM (IST)

Indians work hardest

India leads the way as the hardest working country with 69 per cent of full-time employees saying they would work five days a week even if they had the option to work fewer days for the same pay, according to a survey.

 Mexico was the second-highest at 43 per cent of workers, followed by the US at 27 per cent, according to the culture study survey by US-based multi-national workforce management firm Kronos Incorporated.

The UK (16 per cent), France (17 per cent) and Australia (19 per cent) are the least content with the standard five-day workweek, it added.

If pay remained constant, one-third of global workers felt their ideal workweek would last four days (34 per cent), while 20 per cent said they would work three days a week, the survey said.While one in four global employees (28 per cent) are content with the standard five-day workweek, it added. 

For this survey research was conducted by Future Workplace on behalf of Kronos Incorporated between July 31 August 9, 2018, among 2,772 employees.

The survey also found that one-third of employees (35 per cent) would take a 20 per cent pay-cut to work one day less per week.

“It’s clear that employees want to work and do well by their employers, and many roles require people to be present or on call during specific hours to get the job done  such as teachers, nurses, retail associates, plant workers, delivery drivers, and nearly all customer-facing roles,” executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos, Joyce Maroney said.

She said, organisations must help their people eliminate distractions, inefficiencies and administrative work to enable them to work at full capacity. “This will create more time to innovate, collaborate, develop skills and relationships and serve customers while opening the door to creative scheduling options, including the coveted four-day workweek,” she added. — PTI

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