Do you feel under pressure to be more productive?
Last week the ONS revealed that UK labour productivity fell by 1.2%, putting businesses under increasing pressure to boost workforce performance – especially against the current Brexit backdrop.
Recent research from global recruiter PageGroup corroborates the fact as findings show over two thirds (69%) of UK office workers feel pressure from their employer to be more productive.
The PageGroup study – of 1,000 UK officer workers – also revealed that:
-65% say their employer values productivity over innovation
-78% think their working day should be more productive than it currently is
-86% say they work out of contracted hours – with 39% doing so often or always
-40% say they are most productive outside of traditional 9-5 hours
-Men (76%) feel more pressure to be productive than women (62%)
-Yet only 25% say their employer has offered training to improve productivity
The data from both sources suggests the UK is heading for a ‘productivity pressure cooker’, where the economic landscape pressurises employers and employers pressurise employees to boost business efficiency – ultimately leading to unproductive productivity habits such as out-of-office working or long/antisocial working hours, when effective training could actually be the solution.
The full press release from PageGroup can be found online here.
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