British office workers are more likely to turn up to work earlier than most of their fellow Europeans, a new survey shows.
The average time clocked in by a British employee is 8.56am.
Of course, we’re not the earliest to get down to work. That prize, perhaps unsurprisingly, goes to the Germans, whose average clock-in time is 8:50. From November to March they get even earlier, coming to work at 8:35 – practically the break of dawn. Globally, nobody beats the Americans. They’re already at their desks by 8:30, possibly tucking into a breakfast doughnut. The latest to get to the office are the leisurely French, sauntering in around 9:22am, having treated themselves to a few extra precious minutes in bed.
“It shows a lot about the culture of work all over the world,” says David Cannon, Managing Director of workplace designers Maris Interiors. “There’s so much pressure on American workers, so they can’t afford to stay in bed eating croissants.” What time does he get into the office? “Earlier than the French, let’s just say.”
Notes For The Editor:
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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