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Working the Future blog: our latest insights and future of work sensemaking

More than half of the working day is spent 'kinda, sorta working'

2022-04-12 10:09

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More than half of the working day is spent 'kinda, sorta working'

Only about a third of the workday is spent doing what we were actually hired to do, and that hasn’t changed much since 2019...

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"White-collar workers devote more than half their day to 'work coordination', which includes following up on things, searching for information and communicating about work, according to a survey by business software maker Asana Inc. While there are regional differences -- Germans devote a bit less of their day to such mundane tasks than Americans -- the results are broadly similar across the globe: Only about a third of the workday is spent doing what we were actually hired to do, and that hasn’t changed much since 2019."

 

Discover more in this Bloomberg article.

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