Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Eight hour days??? Or three...

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works 8.8 hours every day. Yet a study of nearly 2,000 full-time office workers revealed that most people aren't working for most of the time they're at work.
The most popular unproductive activities listed were:
  • Reading news websites - 1 hour 5 min
  • Checking social media - 44 min
  • Discussing non-work-related things with coworkers - 40 min
  • Searching for new jobs - 26 min
  • Taking smoke breaks - 23 min
  • Making calls to partners/ friends - 18 min
  • Making hot drinks - 17 min
  • Texting or instant messaging - 14 min
  • Eating snacks - 8 min
  • Making food in office - 7 min
  • This is particularly good news for freelancers and others who work from home. It's easy to feel like you're not "doing" enough when you don't have to go into an office. Yet this research suggests that if you're productive for just 3 hours a day, you're outputting the same amount as someone in the office for 8 hours.

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