More than 90% of British, US and Australian employees work during personal time according to Jive Software.
Newly released survey results from Jive Software, found that more than 90% of employees in the United States and Australia, and 88% of employees in Great Britain, report working during non-business hours.
"Employees around the globe are spending far too much time on unproductive work: sitting through unnecessary meetings, wading through endless email, and constantly searching for long-lost documents, leading to more people doing their actual jobs on off hours," said Nathan Rawlins, VP of product marketing at Jive.
"Fortunately, with social collaboration, businesses can transform the way people work, ensuring employees can be more productive at the office, while giving them time back for a balanced life. The result: more productive, happier employees."
The highest proportion of employees working 10 or more hours per week during their personal time is reported by American workers, with 37% doing so. 11% of employees in the US, Great Britain and Australia are working an extra 7-10 hours per week during their "off" time – the equivalent of a full work day.
63% of workers in the US, Great Britain and Australia said that if they had 10 more hours in any given week, they would spend more time with family and friends.
Of those who take vacation, 50% of US workers and 51% of Australian workers reported devoting some time to doing work while on vacation, compared to only 34% of Brits.
Personal smartphones and tablets are becoming common habit at work in the US and Australia: More than half of employed people in the US and Australia use their personal smartphones or tablets for work-related purposes, compared with only 36% of Brits.