OfficeTime Survey Answers: “Where Does Our Time Go?”

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OfficeTime.net surveyed business owners and professionals on how much time is spent on activities identified as the biggest culprits to a productive workday.

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At the end of each day, many people look back and wonder where all the time went. By tracking your time each day, you not only answer that question, but can make better decisions about how you spend your time.

As a follow-up to its previous survey on Top Time Killers, OfficeTime.net surveyed business owners and professionals on how much time is spent on activities identified as the biggest culprits to a productive workday. In the Top Time Killer survey, “Email” was declared as the biggest time killer by 47% of the respondents, and in the latest survey 40% of respondents said they spend an average of 1-3 hours per day dealing with email.

Following are other time-killing activities and how much time the largest number of respondents indicated they spent on each:

  •     64% spend up to 1 hour on social networking sites each day
  •     59% spend up to 1 hour each day surfing the Internet
  •     49% spend up to 1 hour each day in meetings
  •     34% spend 30 minutes to 1 hour “procrastinating”

“At the end of each day, many people look back and wonder where all the time went,” says Stephen Dodd, founder of OfficeTime.net. “By tracking your time each day, you not only answer that question, but can make better decisions about how you spend your time to become more efficient and productive.”

In OfficeTime.net’s recent survey of business owners and professionals who track their time, the company discovered that 46% of respondents indicate they track their time because it helps them to become more productive, while 42% said it helps them to provide their clients with better invoicing while improving their own revenue. For those tracking time to improve productivity, 42% aimed to identify how their time is being used while 31% indicated they wanted to know where their time was being wasted.

About OfficeTime.net
Ideal for anyone who bills by the hour, OfficeTime makes recording and tracking time and expenses simple with a clean, elegant interface. The iPhone and iPad versions focus on ease-of-use, recognizing that if time tracking is simple to do, users will be more likely to take the time to do it. For more information, visit http://www.officetime.net.

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