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gyro/Forbes study finds execs increasingly work outside normal hours

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New York—Business executives are spending more time working and making business decisions outside the typical “9-to-5” workday, according to a new report from gyro, New York, and Forbes Insights, the strategic research practice of Forbes Media. The “@Work State of Mind Project” report was based on an online survey of 543 business decision-makers conducted in February. The study found that 63% of business executives check their email at least once every two hours during nonworking hours, and 53% step away from family occasions to deal with business issues. Also, 59% of respondents said they make business decisions while at home. When asked which factors influence their decision-making, 77% said personal values are very or critically important and 56% said personal social networks influence their business decisions.
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