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06/09/2012 by

Infographic: You Waste A LOT Of Time At Work

There are many disturbances that keep your focus away – noisy colleagues, excessive number of emails, meetings and much more.

You Waste A Lot Of Time At Work

How do you spend your day at work? Really working full time all the time? But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Want to know which are the most time-consuming activities that keep you away from your daily tasks?

Everyone struggles almost daily to get his work done in time and of course in the best possible way. Some days are more hectic than others, but it seems that the old adage, “Work smarter, not harder” doesn’t apply as a lot of us work after hours, through lunch, and even on the weekends.

So if you wonder, where the hell did all the time go, here are some hints. This infographic, comprised by Atlassian shows the biggest time-consumers that bother us all at work and try to take away our focus away from all the important tasks.

You Waste A Lot Of Time At Work - Infographic

How do you deal with all these interruptions on a daily basis?




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Comments (3)

  • Igor Beuker 07/09/2012, 03:33

    #37 billion in the US spent on BS meetings…

    Curious if this covers all flight, travel and costs?? I do hope so, but I’m afarid not…

    Who knows?



  • Ann 07/09/2012, 18:31

    Seems like only the tip of the iceberg. Do you think that business is using more online tools for meetings? I know for my business partners we use skype, define the purpose stay on track. Saves on travel, coffee, lunch and we are able to take action to implement changes.
    Yes we are still guilty of some of the time wasters in the flyer. Have printed it off as a reminder.

    • Hi Ann, I’m sure that businesses use more online tools and tech for meetings to save time and costs. But that’s only one part, the rest is up to each individual and I do agree that it’s sometimes very difficult to manage work-time properly.