Staff Reporters
Jan 19, 2018

Coming soon: Our overwork survey

Campaign will release its findings into overwork in APAC adland next week, with some sobering stats and a few surprises as well.

Coming soon: Our overwork survey

Having pored over the results for many weeks now, Campaign will release the results of our exclusive industry survey into overwork on Monday.

Our in-depth analysis, together with the full survey itself, will be available to premium subscribers Monday. We asked some pointed questions, including the following list below, and received some clear answers. Other results were more surprising.

Some Questions Asked in our Overwork Survey

  • How many hours do you work per week?
  • Do you have to work on weekends?
  • Why do you stay late at the office?
  • Do you feel you are overworked?
  • Do you feel your health suffers from your workload?
  • Are you compensated for the extra hours?
  • Does your employer offer flexible working?

The discussion is coming, and agencies and offices need to be ready for it—and not everyone is. One of the many critical data points we can reveal is that despite all the talk of change, and policies implemented by businesses to support struggling employees, 40% of workers still do not feel they can talk to their bosses about stress, overwork or burnout.

The industry can point to 60% of people feeling they can speak as a positive sign, which it would be churlish to disagree with. But that does not take away from the scale of the progress that still needs to be made, in just this one area.

That figure also doesn’t tell the whole story, for as one female manager at a global PR agency in Singapore told us: “Sometimes, even when we do muster the courage or effort to talk about it, nothing much changes or gets done. So it's generally pointless.”

Many other critical insights will be available in our full report on Monday. If you're a premium subscriber, you'll get it in our premium bulletin first thing Monday. If you're not, you can become a premium subscriber so you don’t miss out.

We would like to thank all the marcomms professionals in our industry who responded for the tremendous response and engagement with our survey. With more than 500 entries from over 15 Asia-Pacific markets, we have a comprehensive data set that shines a light on one of the industry’s biggest issues. 

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