Feeds

UK IT directors are unproductive workaholics

I have work-life balance... they're both crap

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

British IT directors are unproductive workaholics, according to research by IT outfit Mercury. It reckons IT directors are burning-out after succumbing to the UK's long-hours culture.

Quizzing some of the UK's top IT directors, Mercury found that a third worked between 48 and 60 hours a week, while one in ten said they worked more than 60 hours a week. Just two per cent said they worked less than 36 hours a week.

Combine this study with the findings of a 2001 productivity report by the TUC, which found that the UK workforce is the most unproductive in Europe, and you get the following conclusion from Mercur: IT bods need to work smarter, not harder.

Said Elie Kanaan, VP strategy, Mercury: "Businesses in UK are still concerned with employment issues that have been well publicised in the media, such as stress and sick leave but many are still not aware of the real risks of low productivity that are costing businesses daily." ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.