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Another Wasted Day

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The theme for today is apparently working at the office, considering this post and the previous about bad bosses. According to calculations from a survey conducted by Microsoft, a five-day work week contains only three days of productivity, on average.

What were the biggest time wasters? Ineffective meetings, lack of communication, unclear objectives and priorities, and procrastination all figured in to contribute to the productivity score of 72 percent for women and 71 percent for men.

Perhaps if we all spent less time searching the internet for topics to blog about, we’d be able to concentrate on our responsibilities. :>

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published March 16, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .


avatar Neville Medhora

You should get a job like mine which requires no productivity or….well…ANYTHING of you :-)

avatar Darren R. Sussman

I’ve always said that in the average 8 hour workday, you’re lucky if you get 5 good hours of work out of an employee. That was one of my problems with having a “real” job, is that when there were times that I just really didn’t have much to do, I had to always pretend that I was doing something because that’s what they were paying me for.