Men Can’t Catch a Break – Survey Shows Men Struggle More Than Women with Work-Life Balance 5 years ago

Men Can’t Catch a Break – Survey Shows Men Struggle More Than Women with Work-Life Balance

We all know women are the masters of multi-tasking, but men seem to be falling short when it comes to balancing their work duties and personal life. 

According to a survey from Viking office supplies, only half of men claim to be satisfied with their work-life balance, compared to 58% of women, who were more likely to arrange flexi time or work from home.

Men also found it more difficult to get organised, set boundaries or delegate work to other colleagues in the office.

Switching off from the daily grind is another cause for concern with 81% of men saying they’ve lost sleep due to the pressures of work while 62% of women are facing sleepless nights due to the pressures of work.

While most men associate stress with their jobs, the female professionals cite frustration as the main barrier in the workplace.

So, is there a bright side to being a male worker?

Well, according to respondents, just 15% of women say they think they have a chance to be promoted in their current job compared to 30% of males. Yet only a third of women would consider applying for a new job, compared to 64% of men.

Considering how much time you spend in work, we're not sure how we feel about this one.