Time Management Statistics

Time Management Statistics and Facts

  • Of eight telephone calls placed, one will be repeated due to missing information.

  • The average manager spends three hours per day handling unforeseen interruptions and problems.

  • Employees, on average, work the hardest from 9 AM to 12 PM. After this time, productivity tends to drop significantly.

  • If you spend 10-12 minutes planning your day, you’ll save up to 2 hours of time that would have otherwise gone to waste.

  • The average person has tried and/or uses 13 different methods for managing their time.

  • A typical office worker checks their email 50 times and their social media platforms 77 times per day while they’re at work.

  • It’s proven that 66% of people check their emails 7 days a week. They also expect to receive email responses the following day.

  • Harvard University did a study and found that American companies lose roughly $65B. This is because their employees are suffering from a lack of sleep

  • 70% of people use a to-do list to ensure that they get all their most important tasks done.

  • New ideas, concepts, and suggestions will be criticized in under 8 seconds.

  • When it comes to planning allotted time for tasks, we underestimate how long a task will take almost every time. Most tasks take twice as long as we think.

  • Those who work at a messy or otherwise unorganized workspace spend 1 ½ hour (on average) looking for misplaced items.

  • Full-time employees generally work 8.5 hours per day Monday-Friday and 5.4 hours per day on the weekend.

  • A 2012 study done by the New Economics Foundation, London found that employees who are satisfied with their jobs are more productive.

  • Workers receive, on average, 7-8 disruptions per hour. This equals 50-60 per day – most of which are unnecessary.

  • Of every 10 people who attend a meeting, 9 will daydream during it.

  • Every day in America, there are roughly 17 million meetings.

  • Florida State University discovered that a worker’s performance peaks when they work undisrupted for 90 minutes.

  • Nearly half of all employees in America believe that meetings are the number one source of wasted time at the office.

  • Employees spend, on average, 31 hours per month in meetings. This means that they spend an hour per day.

  • Of the time given to a workday, 80% is spent doing tasks with little to no value and only 20% is spent doing something important.

  • Within the last 20 years, the time that a person works has increased by 15%, while the same person’s personal time decreased by 33%.

  • A person who gives themselves one thing to do in a day will generally take all day to do it. If the same person gives themself two things to do, both will get done. If someone adds 12 tasks to a to-do list, most people do not get all 12 done but will get at least 7 done.

  • 62% of full-time workers report work-related aches and pains. 38% report pain in the hands, 44% eyestrain and pain, and 34% report difficulty sleeping due to stress.

The time management statistics above show how effective adequate time management is. It also proves how important it is for the success of both companies and their individual employees. Without time management techniques, companies suffer from lost productivity, loss of revenue, and an increase in health deterioration among employees.

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