Study says we should only work 3 hours a day

Study says we should only work 3 hours a day 

Posted: 12:11 pm Thursday, September 28th, 2017

By Sam

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ARE YOU HEARING THIS?!!? A study conducted by www.vouchercloud.com  of 1,989 UK office workers who are currently in a full-time position found the average person is really only productive for about 2 hours and 53 minutes during the day.

They looked at all kinds of things like time spent aimlessly walking around the office (guilty), looking for snacks or going for lunch (guilty), flirting with coworkers (we all have our moments), social media of course, and any other common workplace distraction.

Here’s some of the results:

  1. Checking social media – 47%
  2. Reading news websites – 45%
  3. Discussing out of work activities with colleagues – 38%
  4. Making hot drinks – 31%
  5. Smoking breaks – 28%
  6. Text/instant messaging – 27%
  7. Eating snacks – 25%
  8. Making food in office – 24%
  9. Making calls to partner/ friends- 24%
  10. Searching for new jobs – 19

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They then averaged the amount of time participants said they thought contributed to these activities:

  1. Checking social media – 44 minutes (spent doing this during working day)
  2. Reading news websites – 1 hour 5 minutes
  3. Discussing out of work activities with colleagues – 40 minutes
  4. Making hot drinks – 17 minutes
  5. Smoking breaks – 23 minutes
  6. Text/instant messaging – 14 minutes
  7. Eating snacks – 8 minutes
  8. Making food in office– 7 minutes
  9. Making calls to partner/ friends – 18 minutes
  10. Searching for new jobs- 26 minutes

And there you go. A lot of fancy math and science later they discovered we should REALLY only have a 3 hour work day. Even though I’m sure we’d find a way to fit all those things into 3 hours and need to stay late anyway.

Full article from vouchercloud here. 

 

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