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Increase in managers planning to work on holiday


An increasing number of managers plan to work while they’re on holiday this summer due to stress and a mounting workload, a report by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has found.

The report found more than half (54%) will work while on annual leave, 71% felt more worried in the run up to holiday than in previous years, and 17% will return from holidays more stressed than when they left.

In the study of 1,200 UK managers in June, the majority said they will be reading and responding to emails and nearly a third (31%) said they would be taking phone calls.

Charles Elvin, chief executive of the ILM, said the study paints a picture of an over-stressed workforce.