Thanks to our friends at DailyInfographic, for this eye-opening infographic on optimizing office productivity and workflow.
Not every hour spent working is a productive one. On the typical busy day, workers will deal will a variety of interruptions: Facebook, calls, messages, emails, meetings. With every interruption that happens, it takes workers around 23 minutes to get back on task.
Businesses are commonly reporting that they have taken measures to increase workflow by minimizing distractions. The issue is so severe that it is estimated workers only really work 3 days a week and only 1.5 hours a day.
Strategies to Combat Wasted Time
Major contributors of lost time in the workplace are meetings and multitasking. By cutting down the length and frequency of meetings and determining which modes of communication would be most efficient; businesses are trying to regain time. Multi-tasking is also on the chopping block as it is increasingly found to be detrimental to both productivity and worker IQ.