Leaseplan research revealed administrative tasks were causing unnecessary stress (88% of respondents said they felt overwhelmed due to the amount of admin they have to do) and causing a work overload, tipping the work-life balance and it infiltrating into family life.
They found that 80% of business decision makers and 90% of c-suite executives say they have had to spend time outside working hours to catch up on their work administrative tasks. They report that over a third also admitted to letting their family down as a result of this.
The tasks that were highlighted in their insight piece included:
- Administrative Tasks (59%)
- Email Communication And Management (50%)
- Vehicle Management e.g. fuel expenses (32%)
- Taxing and Insuring Company Vehicles (32%)
Matt Dyer, Managing Director at Leaseplan commented:
“It’s worrying what impact this admin overload can have. Whilst we can’t help with all the additional administrative tasks people need to do on a daily basis, we can help ease the burden slightly in terms of company vehicles administration. There are a multitude of services available today to businesses in terms of their vehicle leasing requirements. Even just removing the stress of adding vehicles to the Motor Insurance Database, or, sorting out vehicle tax, arranging company car MOTs and servicing, should help to give business decision makers some of that valuable time back and hopefully ensure they can get some headspace to maintain business targets.”
They found that 32% admitted to coming into work early and using lunch time hours to get administrative tasks done. Similarly 22% stated they were staying after work hours. Overall, it appeared on average over half a working day per week was needed for such tasks (an average of half an hour to an hour per day).