Our working life has to change.
Grads from top schools are funneled into high income 80 hour per week jobs and 15 to 30 years of soul crushing work has been accepted as the default path.
In the UK we are the least productive workforce in Europe 27 percent less productive than our German counterparts. Even behind Spain renowned for their siestas!
We’re spending around 28 per cent of our working day on eMails, 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings (and 73 percent of us do other work during those meetings!)
Our working days are longer than they should be. The working day having increased from seven and a half hours to nine and a half. Employees are effectively cancelling out their holidays by using phones and iPads to work from home.
Many companies seem still so ingrained to having bums on seats irrespective of productivity – and are still not taking into account our individual needs.
YouGov reported in 2015 that 37 percent of British workers think their jobs are meaningless and the Evening Standard says that a staggering 80 per cent of Londoners hate their jobs. With Bloomberg recently revealing that once you are over thirty-five your more likely to hate your job.
Read Happiness at Work for some light!
Fiona Austin is a consultant for creating a better life at work, whether you work for yourself or for someone else. Contact