It looks like it's the men who are putting in the hard yards in Hong Kong on the work front, if a recent survey is anything to go by. The study by Regus has shown that in the city 39 per cent of women work nine hours or more per day compared to 69.5 per cent of men. Globally, only 5 per cent of women work 60 hours per week compared with more than twice that - 12 per cent - for men. They are also less likely (32 per cent) to take work home to complete more than three times a week, compared with men (48 per cent). Regus, the world's largest providers of flexible workplaces, canvassed the opinions of more than 12,000 businesspeople in 85 countries, including over 100 in Hong Kong. 'While women were found to be less likely to work longer hours, probably because they are more likely to be employed in part-time work, small company workers are more likely to clock up the hours than large company employees,' Hans Leijten, Regus' regional vice-president for East Asia, said. The study also confirmed that most Hong Kong workers stay late and bring work home with them. More than half (57 per cent) of surveyed respondents in Hong Kong work nine or more hours per day and almost 40 per cent regularly take work home to finish. Pressure during working hours has increased in recent years because of slow economic recovery in established economies and, conversely, very rapid growth in emerging ones. Globally remote workers, such as flexible and mobile employees, are more likely to work 11 hours per day (14 per cent) than fixed office workers (6 per cent), and to take tasks home to finish (59 per cent) than fixed office workers (26 per cent). In Hong Kong, 12.8 per cent of remote workers work 11 hours per day compared with 6.6 per cent of fixed office workers, while 48.7 per cent of remote workers will take tasks home to finish compared with 37.7 per cent of fixed workers. 'This study finds a clear blurring of the line between work and home,' Leijten said. 'The long-term effects of this overwork could be damaging both to workers' health and to overall productivity as workers drive themselves too hard and become disaffected, depressed or even physically ill.' Leijten said that although the survey found that remote and mobile workers generally worked longer hours, a growing body of evidence suggested that remote workers were more productive, have a higher job satisfaction and lower stress levels.