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Only 12% of people are productive at work (the rest have time slipping through their fingers)

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Since remote work came on the scene under the guise of the pandemic, the productivity of many employees has suffered due to the corrosive “always-on” culture, which confronts workers with expectations that are unfortunately unrealistic.

To-do lists have ended up becoming endless and unbearable for most employees, for whom their working day inevitably falls short.

According to a recent study by, only 12.4% of workers claim to be fully productive at work and spend more than six hours of their workday doing real work. In reality, only 53.3% of work time is devoted to really productive tasks.

Low productivity at work is largely to blame for the almost constant distractions that employees must deal with during the course of their workday.

Not in vain, workers suffer an average of 31.6 interruptions per day, have 25.6 meetings per week and spend 1.96 hours daily on work of an unproductive nature.

The talent deficit in companies is also cutting the wings of productivity at work

Managers also rate their ability to protect their subordinates from interruptions and distractions with just 5.3 points on a scale of 1 to 10 points.

Meetings also seriously undermine the productivity of people at work. If employees ultimately have 25.6 meetings a week and spend at least 30 minutes in each one, 2.5 hours of their working day would go down the drain each day. In view of these figures, it is not at all surprising that people do not have time to work.

Low productivity in work environments also contributes to the shortage of staff that reigns in many companies as a result of the so-called “Great Resignation” or Great Resignation, which has caused the flight in disarray of talent in many companies across the pond . 23.4% of people actually attribute work overload to staff shortages.

On the other hand, it should be noted that only 13.1% of the work teams manage to complete more than 70% of the previously planned tasks each week.

78.7% of people also suffer from stress as a result of the increase in the number of tasks and the lack of time to undertake them. Judging by such alarming figures, it is clear that companies must urgently implement measures to try to safeguard the mental health of their employees and protect them from eventual burnout.

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