More business people across the world feel that their work-life balance has improved this year.
The Regus' report explores both ‘soft’ indicators such as feelings of enjoyment, sense of achievement and satisfaction with the amount of time spent at home, and ‘hard’ factors such as working hours and additional duties, monitoring the life of business people in more than 80 countries.
- The Work-Life Balance Index has increased 24% from base point 100 in 2010 to 124 points in 2012.
- 74% of respondents globally believe they achieve more at work than they used to, highlighting the link between improvements in work-life balance and productivity;
- One popular strategy for reducing commute time is allowing more flexible working arrangements, in terms of hours or location;
- 63% of respondents globally took on additional duties during the downturn that were not subsequently picked up by other colleagues possibly resulting in additional time spent in the office as well as an increase in stress levels