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Most employees waste time on administrative work: Survey

y The survey was conducted between July 31 and August 9 on 2,800 employees, both full and part, in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico and Britain.

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Productivity of most employees is impacted by unrelated tasks and administrative work as 86 percent in a survey feel that they lose time each day on work-specific tasks but unrelated to their core job.

Nearly nine in 10 employees (86 percent) say they lose time each day on work-specific tasks unrelated to their core job, with 41 percent of full-time employees wasting more than an hour a day on these extraneous activities, according to a workforce management provider Kronos Incorporated survey.

The survey was conducted between July 31 and August 9 on 2,800 employees, both full and part, in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico and Britain.

  • Additionally, 40 percent of employees waste an hour-plus each day on administrative tasks that do not drive value for their organisation, the survey reveals.
  • Servicing customers, patients or students, is one of the top tasks on which individual contributors (56 percent) and people managers (28 percent) usually spend majority of their time.
  • The next highest-rated daily tasks for individual contributors is collaborating with co-workers (42 percent), administrative work (35 percent), manual labour (33 percent) and responding to emails (31 percent).
  • While people managers list attending meetings (27 percent), administrative work (27 percent), collaborating with co-workers (26 percent) and responding to emails (26 percent) as the top ways they spend their workday.
  • The survey also reveals that full time employees feel ‘Fixing a problem not caused by me’ (22 percent) and administrative work (17 percent) as the top two tasks they waste the most time on at work.
  • Meetings (12 percent), email (11 percent) and customer issues (11 percent) round out the top five time-wasters, it adds.

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