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New Zealanders enjoy one of the best work-life balances in the world

Posted by Triona Cahalane on Mon, Jun 18, 2012
Work Life Balance

A recent survey has revealed that New Zealanders’ work-life balance is higher than the global average.

The survey by Regus polled over 16,000 business professionals in 80 countries around the world on matters relating to how they balance their work with their personal life.  The poll ranked New Zealanders productivity at 79%. Australia and the US, both scored 77% with China on 73%.

"The results indicate that New Zealanders are working harder than two years ago and are spending more time at work," William Willems, Regus Regional Vice President said in a statement. "Despite this increase in time and energy, New Zealanders still enjoy a better work-life balance which is higher than the global average."

Mr Willems says the survey's shown 74 percent of New Zealand respondents are happier in their jobs than they were in 2010.

"They're happy to work hard, but they also want to have an employer that gives them the flexibility to accommodate their private time."

"A good work-life balance is essential to maintain a healthy and happy life and is important to ensure the health of the New Zealand workforce to support business productivity," Willems said.

Topics: Work-Life Balance