On average, CEOs work 39 hours per workweek. During this time, they hold meetings, spend time with employees, with customers, and perform many other different tasks. Chief executives can travel to fill their positions, and during this time, they earn more than their average workweek. It reveals that, on average, leaders worked 9.7 hours per day of the week, which is equivalent to only 48.5 hours per workweek.
They also worked 79 percent of weekend days with an average of 3.9 hours a day, and 70 percent of vacation days with an average of 2.4 hours on those days. In total, the study found that chief executives worked an average of 62.5 hours a week. Keep in mind that being a CEO is an all-consuming job. It's not a typical 9-5 race.
A CEO is always at work. There are so many things you have to do. And most of the time, you find yourself short on time. Studies have revealed that some CEOs work nearly 9.7 hours on a workday.
Not only that, they also do business a lot of weekends. Sounds exhausting, doesn't it? And this is just the beginning. According to the Harvard Business Review, a successful CEO works just under 10 hours a day. While that doesn't seem like much more than a normal workday, the reality is that you'll find CEOs working on weekends, on vacation days, while they commute to work, and dare we say that even while they sleep.
After all, it seems that some of our best ideas come from dreams.