Covid burnout at work: why people do little self-development

"After work I do not want": why in Russia do little self-development
  • The Kelly survey was attended by 897 respondents.
  • 92% of respondents work on an ongoing basis.
  • The rest are freelancers, business owners, temporary (design) employees or unemployed.

Is there a balance between work and personal life? In order to be able to engage in self -development at home, it is important to possess not so much money as time and energy.

  • 52% of respondents replied that they are trying to lead a rich life outside of work.
  • 48% said that the work is taking away all their strength.

According to the statistics of the organization of economic cooperation and development (OECD, unites 36 of the most developed countries of the world), an average employee in Russia works 1972 hours a year.

This is the highest result throughout Europe.

For comparison, in Germany this indicator is 1363 hours, and in France 1520 hours.

The Kelly study confirms the fact that in Russia people really work a lot.

Less than 8 hours a day, only 8% of respondents work.

The bulk of Russians (43%) most often spend 8-9 hours a day at work, almost a quarter (23%)-already 9-10 hours a day, 12%-10-11 hours a day, 9%-11-12 hours a day, 5% – more than 12 hours.

But usually it does not mean that always.

33% of respondents are processed at work every/almost every day, 30% several times a week, 20% several times a month, and 17% replied that they are extremely rare at work.

Even if the employee found time and effort to self -development, then what should he do? We have identified three main methods of leisure – physical development/sports, intellectual development, entertainment.

50% of respondents are playing sports less than once a month, 23% allocate time for intellectual development, another 23% – for entertainment.

Several times a week, more respondents spend more on intellectual development – educational literature, courses, classes with a tutor, teaching videos.

What does the employer do? Almost two -thirds (63%) of employers do not help employees organize life out of work, 18% introduce a flexible schedule and abbreviated days, 15% conduct training courses and trainings, 12% provide premises/trainers for sports, 6% – tickets for events .

Workers were also asked how they would like the company to encourage their desire for self -development.

33% of employees replied that they would attend open events within the framework of the company, and 35% would use tickets for external trainings and events.

Only 15% of respondents said that they are unlikely to use any offers from the company.

Respondents – about preferred ways to encourage self -development “Free access to electronic libraries; Conducting competitive events on professional skills with appropriate places and additional premium to the salary, operating until the next competitions ” “A more normalized schedule, less loading to remain time and effort to develop” “The ability to observe the balance between work and personal life, and then I myself will find how to organize my leisure time.

” And what about finances? Nowadays, there are many ways to free information and development.

20% of respondents are not ready to spend money on self -development and prefer to use free sources.

51% pay for sports, 55% allocate money to visit theaters, museums and other leisure activities, 41% attend paid courses and trainings.

Most respondents are ready to spend both on self -development (36%), and on entertainment (37%) from 300$ to 700$ per month.

26% do not mind allocating from 400-600 $ monthly.

The situation with the lack of time for self -development was commented by the territorial director of the Kelly Services personnel selection departments Ekaterina Gubanova: “Constant inclusion in the work holds us in a state of tension.

The well -being and emotional state of employees deteriorate if they do not allow themselves to relax, play sports and switch, which affects the quality of work.

It is impossible to constantly be at one point of balance between work and personal life, but it is important to find a way to maintain balance so that not one of the sides of life suffers.

Many managers and HR departments have already paid attention to this problem in order to adjust culture and proposals for employees, to help both within the company and beyond.

Now some employers motivate employees to take part in sports events and competitions, the offices set tables for games in table tennis, football and so on, organize sports clubs, recreation areas, open cafes and restaurants.

These measures have a positive effect on employees, increase the satisfaction index of work and the quality of recreation.

Employers go to the meeting and are ready to offer Home Office with regular frequency, flexible work schedules, so that there is the opportunity to use this valuable time for health, sports and solving various home issues.

Increasingly, short meetings are held for employees with experts on personal finances, legal issues, proper nutrition, thereby making information more accessible, and life is more comfortable.

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