Most companies in India have average working hours of 8 to 9 hours and genial perception of employers is that if employees spend more than 9 hours means that they are more productive. Another important aspect of productivity is the extent of command over the work one has. “It is not a virtue to sit 12 hours in office. Most companies that have long hours had no clear agenda and a strong culture of micromanagement,” says HR executive of a top MNC. Productivity is interlinked with culture and skill upgrading and effective work delegation.