Esselte has released the finding of its 2004 global work habits study, revealing managers are working more and less able to separate work and home life.
The report shows that nearly a third of managers around the world work more than 50 hours a week, with the global average at 44 hours per week.
What’s more, with more home offices and increased telecommuting, the boundaries between work and personal time are blurring. That is especially so for American managers, that have been found to work more hours per week than their European and Australian colleagues.
Addressing findings of the study, Magnus Nicolin, Esselte president and CEO, said: "The competitiveness of the global market place has managers around the world facing many of the same challenges: long hours, working from home and a heavy dependence on technology. This combination is leaving many managers unhappy with their work and home life balance and yearning to be more organised."