Study says that Indians work hardest and are happy with the 5 day work week.


According to a survey it is found that India is the leading country and also known to be the hard-working country with 69 per cent of the full-time employees saying that they would work five days a week even if they get an option to work for fewer days with the same pay.

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Mexico stands second in the list with 43 per cent of workers and the United States with 27 per cent. According to the culture study survey done by the United States based multi-national workforce management firm Kronos Incorporated.

The list is followed by the United Kingdom with 16 per cent and later Australia with 19 per cent are the least content with the standard five day work week. If the pay remains constant, then one-third of the global workers will feel their ideal work week would last nearly three days a week said the survey. Whereas in four global employees are content with the standard five day work week it added.

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The research for this particular survey was conducted by Future Workplace on behalf of the Kronos Incorporated between 31st July, August 9, 2018, amongst the 2772 employees. The survey was done keeping in mind all the full time and the part-time employees living in the US, UK, Mexico, India, Germany, France, Canada and Australia. In the meantime, the survey also found that one-third of the employees i.e. nearly 35 per cent would take nearly 20 per cent pay cut to work one day less per week.

However, these numbers tend to vary greatly by country, as 50 per cent of the workers in Mexico, 24 per cent in the United States, 43 per cent in India, 29 per cent in Canada, and 42 per cent in France would take that arrangement when compared to US and Canada.

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It is also revealed that even though 75 per cent of the full-time employees all over the globe said that they have enough time in the work days for finishing their major tasks nearly two in five work more than 40 hours each week and 71 per cent claim to work interferes with their personal life.

However, full-time employees in Australia (37 per cent) and the UK (34 per cent) felt strongest that they do not have enough time in the day to get the job done, yet they do not work the most hours, it said.

The United States also leads the way with overtime as nearly 59 per cent clock more than nearly 40 hours per week which is followed by India, Mexico and Germany.
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 aforesaid, organisations must help their people to eliminate the distractions, inefficiencies and the administrative work to enable them to work with 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.

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