Saturday 23 March 2019

Remote working leading to longer working hours for project managers

Raymond Poole, CEO, PM Summit and Vicky Poole, CoFounder, PM Summit
Raymond Poole, CEO, PM Summit and Vicky Poole, CoFounder, PM Summit
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Almost two thirds of project managers with access to remote working say it leads to longer working hours.

One in three project managers working remotely say they work between five and 15 extra hours each week – entirely because of remote working, according to a survey of 331 project managers from PM Summit.

The proliferation of remote working technologies is also preventing project managers from switching off. Some eight in ten of the managers surveyed say round-the-clock access to their colleagues and work projects makes it harder to switch off.

Commenting on the survey, Raymond Poole, CEO of PM Summit, said: "The ability to solve issues quickly because of increased access to emails and work documents is a major plus for the project, however it seems that remote working is having a negative effect on project manager’s work/life balance."

"Not only are they working longer hours, but project managers are finding it more difficult to switch off from work."

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