Although the extra effort is reaping rewards, with increased sales turnover over the last five years, managers are struggling to get the right work/life balance.
While feeling under resourced and facing increased pressure to keep pace with new technological advances, the survey finds the single most important motivator for business people is customer satisfaction (34%); even higher than commercial success (29%).
A separate survey by the Institute of Directors last week says small businesses and women employees are most adversely affected by the ‘red tape’ created by work/life balance campaigners.
The application of robotics in finance functions is moving faster than predicted. Although, companies are cautious in how they are applying artificial intelligence to ensure results first, many are stepping up their investigations
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has defended the decision to order technology giant Apple to pay €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to the Irish government
Carillion has announced the appointment of a new finance director as it reported a rise in first half profits and sales led by strong growth in its support services business
The UK inflation rate hit its highest level in almost two years in July, suggesting that the sharp fall in sterling following the UK referendum to leave the European Union is forcing prices up