Working hard or working smart?

10/28/2008

At least 2,355 SmartBrief on Leadership readers weighed in on last week's SmartPulse question: How many hours a week do you work?

  • 45 to 55: 1,040 votes, 44.16%
  • 55 to 65: 596 votes, 25.31%
  • 35 to 45: 505 votes, 21.44%
  • 65 to 75: 156 votes, 6.62%
  • 75 +: 58 votes, 2.46%

"By far, most executives are working 9 to 11 hours a day, or making up time on the weekend. Only one-fifth enjoys an (approximately) 40-hour work week. This industriousness will factor into our economic recovery as time goes on." Eva Schmatz, president, Summus.

This week's SmartPulse question was suggested by Carlos Flores from TACA International Airlines. If you have a question you'd like to ask fellow business leaders, send it to our research partners at Summus.

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