A global survey, covering nearly 10,000 employees in eight countries has found that:
- Work-life balance is harder worldwide.
- People are quitting their jobs because of excessive overtime hours and bosses that don’t allow flexible working.
- Being able to work flexibly and still be on track for promotion is very important.
The leading causes of work-life conflict are that while wages have remained stagnant, their responsibilities have increased.
Workers in Germany and Japan reported the highest levels of increasing work-life conflict. German parents – alongside those in the UK, India and the US – were also most likely to report difficulties in managing work-life balance versus their non-parent colleagues.
They survey also found that approximately half of managers work more than 40 hours a week, with four in 10 saying that their hours have increased in the past five years.
Read more at EY.