Time Management Stats That May Surprise You

Powerful time management tidbits to discover.

Time Mgmt StatsTime management statistics are truly fascinating. Take a few minutes to review the stats below and find the one’s that resonate with you.

Management and HR statistics

Shirley Fine Lee (a.k.a. The Meeting Wizard) has compiled a boatload of interesting stats. I’ve captured a few here:

  • We retain 10% of what we read. We retain 20% of what we hear. We retain 30% of what we see. We retain 50% of what we hear and see. We retain 70% of what we say. We retain 90% of what we do.
  • One in eight telephone calls get repeated because something was forgotten.
  • It takes less than eight seconds for an idea, suggestion, or proposal to be criticized.
  • It almost always takes twice as long to complete a task as what we originally thought it would take.
  • 10-12 minutes invested in planning your day will save at least 2 hours of wasted time and effort throughout the day – from “Eat the Frog” by Brian Tracy.
  • A manager on average spends 3 hours each day on interruptions.
  • 20% of the average workday is spent on “crucial” and “important” things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have “little value” or “no value”.
  • Taking 5 minutes per day, 5 days per week to improve one’s job will create 1,200 little improvements to a job over a 5 year period.
  • In the last 20 years, working time has increased by 15% and leisure time has decreased by 33%.

To read more, visit: http://www.shirleyfinelee.com/MgmtStats


15 surprising stats about time management

From BQuTMS, they share some fascinating time managements stats. I’ve highlighted the most interesting below.

  • It is identified that 66% of people read their email seven days a week and expect to receive a response the same day.
  • Employees do their hardest work between 9 AM and 12 PM. After that, productivity tends to drop.
  • According to the survey done by New Economics Foundation, London (2012), employee happiness and satisfaction at the job leads to higher productivity and increases creativity by 3 times.

To read more, visit: http://blog.bqutms.com/15-surprising-stats-about-time-management/


10 hard to believe but true productivity stats

Holistic Time Coaching and Consulting have the following hard to believe but true productivity stats:

  • Each day a typical office employee checks email 50 times and uses instant messaging 77 times (RescueTime).
  • Researchers found productivity dropped as much as 40% when subjects tried to do two or more things at once. (University of Michigan)—Entrepreneur
  • Workplace research on productivity started back in the early 1900’s. Five decades of results proved, beyond a doubt, that maximum productivity occurs at no more than 40 hours a week and eight hours a day. – via Inc.com

To read more, visit: https://profound-impact.com/time-management-2/ten-hard-to-believe-but-true-productivity-statistics

These are some pretty interesting time management stats. Use some of these stats to work on self management of your time, and how we can best use the time we do have.


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