The traditional 9-to-5 work day appears to be heading for the history books in Britain, as staff work longer hours to meet increased customer expectations. A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of RingCentral found that a third of Britons are now working more than 10 hours a day, with a short or no break and are bringing work into the home by responding to emails, texts and calls as late as 10 in the evening. More than half (55 percent) of those surveyed are now working more than 40 hours a week. The competitiveness of today’s business world and rising client expectations are causing our work patterns to change faster than we imagined.

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Out with the old and in with the new – what are some of your goals in this brand new year? I have a few resolutions of my own, like cleaning out my closet and hitting restart on my diet and exercise regimen. Starting with a clean slate is a common theme in the workplace too, and with Q1 comes a brand new year in business. That said, it can be hard to commit to something up front and stick with it, sort of like jumping headfirst into a hardcore exercise plan when you have a level-zero fitness foundation. For a lot of things in life, it makes a lot of sense to try before you buy. Why not do


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