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Surprisingly, the technological revolution hasn't added more time to the average managerial work week.
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Remember how the technology revolution was supposed to help us save time? Maybe it has, but that doesn't necessarily mean we have more free time. Consider these findings from a recent survey of executives conducted by Priority Management Systems Inc., an international management-training company in Bellevue, Wash.:

* 85% of all managers work more than 45 hours per week, with 83% working through lunch at least once a week.

* About two-thirds of them work more than one weekend a month.

* Some 27% spend less than 15 minutes per day playing with their children.

"What this survey is telling us is that the demands of technology and an intensely competitive marketplace are taking their toll," Priority Management president Dan Stamp says.

-- Paul B. Brown

Last updated: Aug 1, 1989

PAUL B. BROWN | Columnist

Best-selling author (and Inc. magazine columnist) Paul B. Brown's latest book, Own Your Future, has just been published. Brown's blog appears every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

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