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Jan 06
2013: Where Did the Time Go?



Source:  Wasting Time at Work  Infographic

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​The headline from’s annual Wasting Time at Work Survey is that time wasting is up more than 5% from last year.  In 2013, 70% of the 1000+ survey respondents admitted wasting time at work on a daily basis versus 64% in 2012.  The time wasted ranged from 30 minutes to several hours each day.  If the trend continues (and respondents continue to fess-up to their shortcomings) the percentage of time-wasting workers (AKA non-working time-wasters) could conceivably top 100% by the end of the decade.

Here are a few of the 2013 survey highlights:

How much time do you waste per day?

  • 30 minutes: 34%
  • One hour: 24%
  • One hour, 1-2 times per week: 21%
  • A few hours a day: 11%
  • None: 10%


How do you waste time at work?

  • Talking with coworkers: 43%
  • Web surfing: 28%
  • Texting: 4%
  • Social media: 4%
  • Personal calls: 4%
  • Shopping online: 2%


Which site do you visit the most during the workday?

  • Facebook: 15%
  • Yahoo: 14%
  • LinkedIn: 10%
  • Google+: 8%
  • Amazon: 6%
  • ESPN: 2%
  • YouTube: 2%
  • Twitter: 2%
  • Craigslist: 2%
  • Pinterest: 1%


What is the biggest distraction in your workplace?

  • Too many meetings: 19%
  • Inefficient teams: 17%
  • Coworkers: 17%
  • Office politics: 13%
  • Busy work: 13%
  • Other: 11%
  • My boss: 8%

Take Control of Your Time.

OmniContext™ Personal Analytics automatically and discreetly collects and analyzes real-time data about what applications, websites, and documents you’re spending time with.  As a result, you’re able to track and improve your personal productivity, social skills and use of web resources—and gain useful insight into any-and-all of your time-wasting activities. 

Because OmniContext™ collects and analyzes real-time movement data on Windows and Android smartphones, you also have the ability to develop creative alternatives to long, time-wasting workplace meetings.  One alternative is daily “stand-up meetings,” which are meetings timeboxed to 15 minutes and held standing up to remind people to keep meetings short and to-the-point.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to minimize the time you waste and ‘Get More Done,’ start now by downloading OmniContext™ Personal Analytics.



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