(Infographic) How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The...

(Infographic) How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You


Employees say that they only spend 45 % of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, according to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive.

That means more than half of their hours at the office are spent doing other things. Have a look at your latest payroll statement: that’s expensive lost productivity.

Related: Why the Office Space Is Impacting on Your Habits and Productivity

Wasted time at the office goes toward taming the ever-spawning inbox, handling administrative tasks, going to meetings and dealing with miscellaneous interruptions, according to the survey.

For more data on the culture of the current office community, including how business employees prefer to communicate and what causes most workplace conflicts, have a look see at the infographic embedded below.

Oh, and then get back to work.



Related: How To Create A Productive Office Space

This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

Catherine Clifford
Catherine Clifford is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Catherine attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email her at CClifford@entrepreneur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.