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    996 culture catching up in India, shows Godrej Interio survey

    Synopsis

    The number 996 refers to working from 9 am to 9 pm six days a week and is said to be common among China's big technology companies and startups. The study also finds that most Indians acknowledged the failure to find balance.

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    The study revealed that due to work pressure, more than 64% of respondents feel that they are not able to dedicate enough time to their family.
    When spending quality time with family and friends, more than one in three (34%) of Indian working professionals are not able to dedicate enough time to their children due to work pressure, finds a survey by Godrej called 'Make Space For Life'. The study also finds that most Indians acknowledged the failure to find balance and time for their family, friends and passion.

    The findings also indicate that the 996 culture is slowly catching up in India. The number refers to working from 9 am to 9 pm six days a week and is said to be common among China's big technology companies and startups. "Today's working professionals are losing out significantly on creating strong family ties or spending quality time with friends, due to the pressures of demanding work lives. As opposed to the belief that technology is a facilitator, new-age technology plays an important role in the escalation of this trend," said Anil Mathur, chief operating officer, Godrej Interio. "Such insights also reflect the work-life balance dynamics in the lives of Indians," he added.

    The study revealed that due to work pressure, more than 64% of respondents feel that they are not able to dedicate enough time to their family whereas 28% are not able to spend quality time with their spouse. Similarly, 21.2% and 16.2 % of the respondents feel that they are not able to dedicate enough time to their friends and parents respectively. It showed that 61% of respondents do not have time to spend on their passions and as many people feel that they are not able to dedicate enough time to their passion due to family responsibilities.

    Alarmingly, more than 56.7% of respondents rate their work-life balance as terrible with 68.2% feeling that they miss out on living life on their terms, and 56.5% of respondents feel that they are not able to dedicate enough time to their passion due to their professional life. The survey was conducted among 1,300 people living across 13 cities including Chandigarh, Mumbai, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

    5 Comments on this Story

    samynarayana408 days ago
    An India worker in Gulf countries gives 10 times more output. I know cases, where people were even scared of informoing "Sickness" because of fear of loss of job. That is extreme. But India is another extreme. Unions. Inefficiency. Mediocrity. Take it easy. 165 days holidays/ leave out of 365 days. High time communists are beheaded and unions are abolished. IF SOME ONE IS NOT INCAPABLE OF CREATING JOBS BUT WANTS A JOB, THEN THAT PERSON MUST WORK 70 HOURS A WEEK , DELIVER RESULTS AND GET SALARY PROPORTIONAL TO PERFORMANCE. It is better to die honourably than sucking blood of others
    Pavan Joshi409 days ago
    Such News is a share on Corporate Work Culture & Ethics, where later two words are long dead. While Corporates and bosses want all to adapt to every emerging trend from West, right from Technology to behavior while themselves doing little adopt one very established work culture- 5 days a week with total working hours not exceeding 50 hrs (in exceptional cases). This also indicates HRD is long dead and only works to issuing appointments, Relieving and Terminations.
    abc410 days ago
    Work to live but not live to work gone down the drain.
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