Almost a third of workers in India (31 per cent) report that they have to sacrifice sleep to fit in personal and work commitments, either by waking up too early or by burning the midnight oil. Globally 29 per cent of workers are sleeping less than they wish to fit all their commitments. Also 22 per cent of Indian workers feel they have to overcompensate for time taken off for personal matters. These are the findings of a global survey conducted by Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces.
According to Madhusudan Thakur, Regional Vice-President, South Asia, Regus, “With 11 per cent of Indians having taken time off due to sleep deprivation, it is vital all businesses address the issue immediately.” Workers highlight a shorter commute (41 per cent) and location flexibility (36 per cent) as ways of helping them spend more time with their families. The survey also states that currently management is being rewarded for encouraging a flexible work environment in 60 per cent of firms.