Indians work hardest, happy with 5-day workweek: Study

MUMBAI: India leads the way as the hardest working country with 69 per cent of full-time employees saying they would work five days a week even if they had the option to work fewer days for the same pay, according to a survey.

Mexico was the second-highest at 43 per cent of workers, followed by the US at 27 per cent, according to the culture study survey by US-based multi-national workforce management firm Kronos Incorporated.

The UK (16 per cent), France (17 per cent) and Australia (19 per cent) are the least content with the standard five-day workweek, it added.

If pay remained constant, one-third of global workers felt their ideal workweek would last four days (34 per cent), while 20 per cent said they would work three days a week, the survey said.

While one in four global employees (28 per cent) are content with the standard five-day workweek, it added.

For this survey research was conducted by Future Workplace on behalf of Kronos Incorporated between July 31 August 9, 2018, among 2,772 employees.

It surveyed full and part-time employees living in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK and the US. (AGENCIES)