Most Workers Are Only Productive for 4 Hours 12 Minutes During an 8 Hour Workday
August 19, 2021 5:16AM CDT
There’s been a lot of talk over the past year and a half about productivity at work and whether people are more or less effective working from home, compared to being at the office.
According to a new survey, most workers aren’t productive for a FULL eight hours, regardless of where they are.
During an eight-hour workday, the average worker only spends 4 HOURS and 12 MINUTES actively working.
The survey asked people to list the things they’re doing when they’re not zeroed in on work, and the top five distractions are:
- Surfing the Internet
- Social media
- Bathroom breaks
- Socializing with coworkers
Other responses include:
- Snack breaks
- Coffee breaks
- “Reading & drawing”
- Watching TV/Videos
- Phone calls
When asked WHY they’re not busier at work, common responses were:
- There are lulls in tasks
- Waiting on coworkers to finish
- They’re not motivated
- They’re distracted by personal situations
- The “environment is not ideal”