New Delhi: A high rate of economic growth seems to be taking a toll on people's work-home balance and more Indians are overworked than their global peers, according to a survey.
More than half of Indian employees work more than eight hours a day and many of them even take their office job home, the survey, conducted by global workplace solutions provider Regus, said.
Also, workers in smaller companies in India are three times more likely to work 11 hours a day compared employees in large business houses.
The survey says the days of the 9-to-5 are over and most Indian workers are staying late in office.
"Over half of workers in India work well over eight hours a day and over 40 percent regularly take work home to finish in the evening," Regus said about the findings of its survey.
"This study finds a clear blurring of line between work and home. Sustained economic growth in the last 3-4 years and substantial outsourcing work done by Indians have contributed to longer working hours," Regus' Regional Vice President (South Asia) Madhusudan Thakur said.
"The long-term effects of this overwork could be damaging both to workers’ health and overall productivity as workers drive themselves too hard and become disaffected, depressed or even physically ill," he added.
According to the survey, 45 percent of Indian workers usually work nine to eleven hours every day compared to 38 percent of global workers.