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Who Works More? The Secrets of Male and Female Working Habits in Wrike's New Infographic

Published by Nadia   |  Tuesday, 26 February, 2013
Late night. The office building has long gone dark and quiet, yet the lights are on in one of the windows. Two figures are arguing over something in front of a computer screen. No, it’s not a secret lab. These guys just need to finish that very important and urgent “thing” for tomorrow. According to our recent survey with almost 2,000 respondents, 88% of men and 85% of women regularly overwork. But who feels more stressed about this matter? What are the other remarkable differences between men’s and women’s work styles?

Overworking isn’t overwhelming

The “anti-stress champion” title goes to men. While 45% of them overwork more than 5 hours a week, that doesn’t seem to damage their work-life balance. The figures in this chart speak for themselves:
wrike men and women overworkHeadache grows with power

Juggling work and personal life is never an easy task.  Apparently, the more responsibility you have, the harder it gets, according to our survey. Only 14% of female business owners say they are satisfied with their work-life balance
wrike men and women survey satisfaction rate depends on job position

Want it done well, do it yourself. Huh?
wrike girl doing all by herself
Delegation is known as one of the mission-critical, yet rather challenging, management skills. We discovered that 18.4% of women, as opposed to 12.8% of men, still prefer doing everything by themselves, even when they have the authority to delegate. 


Diamonds are a… man’s best friend?

wrike men value rewards more survey

We all wouldn’t mind some motivation to get things done. If you haven’t seen our previous infographic yet, we’ll remind you that a sense of responsibility, good mood and a possible reward were cited as the leading productivity triggers. Interestingly enough, it appears that a prospective reward inspires 45.8% of men and only 35.6% of women.

The biggest productivity killer is interrup…

wrike interruptions are the biggest productivity killer
After a good lunch, the tricky task that bothered you all morning seems to crack at last. And that’s when your colleague calls an impromptu brainstorm for his puppy-clothes campaign. Bam! The concentration is gone, and so is the flow. We all know the feeling. That’s why men and women for once agree when they name the biggest productivity threat. The Razzie goes to… interruptions. That’s an impressive win over procrastination, a strong opponent.

For a more extensive overview of men’s and women’s work styles, check out our brand new infographic. Overwork doesn’t seem so dreadful with these bright colors ;-)

wrike infographic on men and women work styles

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