, Hong Kong
142 views

Overworked? Study finds that 72% of Hong Kong employees are unhappy

Employees in Hong Kong work an average of 41 hours each week.

With 41 hours spent on their jobs each week, 72% of Hong Kong employees have expressed displeasure towards work.

This was revealed by a study by workspace innovation company, The Instant Group.

Based on the study, Hong Kong also has the lowest amount of leave days in the Asia Pacific region with only seven days, tied with Singapore.

With long working hours and low leave days, Hong Kong ranked third most overworked place in the Asia Pacific Region, behind China which ranked second, and Singapore which was first. 

To combat the culture of overworking, The Instant Group suggested companies to do the following steps: 

  • Educate managers on how to spot burnout and overworking;
  • Create a culture of unplugging after work and on weekends; 
  • Encourage open conversations about work-life balance; and 
  • Offer more flexible and agile working options

Follow the link for more news on

Join Hong Kong Business community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!