Work versus life?: changing attitudes towards work around the globe

Charlotte Cornish
FDS International, United Kingdom

Fabián Echegaray
Market Analysis, Brazil

David Donnelly
Instinct and Reason, Australia


The aim of this paper is to examine what drives employee engagement and worklife happiness across the globe. What differences and similarities do we find between countries and how does this indicator of societal trends interact with wider social values, macro economic conditions and corporate expectations? Taking the findings we elaborate on how homogeneous or heterogeneous global corporate employee policies need to be to achieve success. The data source for this paper is a 23-country study conducted by the IriS network of independent research agencies.