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Decision-makers face ‘admin overload’, finds LeasePlan

Business decision-makers are suffering from ‘admin overload’ with 88% feeling 'overwhelmed' due to the amount of admin they have to do, according to research from LeasePlan UK.

Eighty per cent of business decision-makers and 90% of c-suite executives are facing 'admin overload', while more than a third (35%) of respondents admit they have had let their family down due to admin tasks.

The most common tasks highlighted in the LeasePlan UK research include: administrative tasks (59%), email communication and management (50%), vehicle management, such as fuel expenses and claims (32%), and taxing and insuring company vehicles (32%).

The vast majority of respondents (88% of business decision-makers and 95% of c-suite respondents) say that administration tasks add 'unnecessary stress' to their jobs. 

More than a third of business decision-makers admit coming into work early (32%) and using time normally attributed to taking lunch (32%) to get their work administrative tasks done. More than a fifth say they stay late after work hours (22%) to cover off their admin. Of those surveyed, 44% state that admin tasks take on average between half an hour and an hour per day – equivalent to more than half a working day per week. 

Matt Dyer, managing director at LeasePlan, commented: “It’s worrying what impact this admin overload can have. Whilst we can’t help with all the additional administrative tasks people need to do on a daily basis, we can help ease the burden slightly in terms of company vehicle administration.

"There are a multitude of services available today to businesses in terms of their vehicle leasing requirements. Even just removing the stress of adding vehicles to the Motor Insurance Database, or sorting out vehicle tax, arranging company car MOTs and servicing, should help to give business decision-makers some of that valuable time back and hopefully ensure they can get some headspace to maintain business targets.”

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