Work-life balance of UK IT professionals lags behind US workers but equals Australians

Despite ‘always-on’ culture taking its toll, UK IT professionals are best placed for managing stress, finds survey

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The survey of over 800 IT professionals across the UK, the US and Australia, found that twice as many US respondents (36 per cent) said their work-life balance was excellent versus just 15 per cent of IT professionals in the UK and 16 per cent Australia.

The findings contradict the general perception by many in the UK that Australians enjoy a better work-life balance than workers in Britain, and that American employees suffer even more because of fewer days off.

UK IT pros say they are more capable of managing stress than their counterparts in the US and Australia, however. More than half (52 per cent) of IT pros in the UK indicated that a fair or poor work-life balance affected their ability to manage stress versus 68 per cent of survey respondents in the US and 64 per cent of respondents in Australia.

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The same number (94.5 per cent) said that personal life and sleep-interruptions when on call impacted their work productivity. One in four (25 per cent) went as far as saying that a poor work-life balance made them more likely to search for new job opportunities.

Commenting on the findings, Steve Barrett, country manager for the UK and Ireland and head of EMEA, PagerDuty says,

Additional survey findings from across the three regions include:

The report findings can be found in full here

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Date: 02/07/2018 - 10:19
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