The percent of people who self-describe themselves as "chronic procrastinators" has quintupled (yes, that's grown by 5x!) over the last 40 years. According to Gallup polls, 2 out of every 3 American workers are disengaged - meaning they are are not involved in, committed to, or enthusiastic about their workplace. It's worse globally, with 7 out of every 8 workers disengaged.
How much time does the average person spend procrastinating at work? The average across 6 studies was 90 minutes per day, ranging from 43 to 125 minutes per day.
On top of the obvious time spent actually procrastinating, how else does procrastination cost us:
If you struggle with procrastinating or even waning motivation, it likely feels like nothing will ever change. The good news is that 'bookfuls' of research has been done on procrastination, identifying a range of evidence-based tools. Before you accept slowed and lower quality performance and immerse yourself in the world of social media scrolling, try these research-backed strategies.
Still not convinced? Take your time reading through the details of our time-savings calculations below in the research and analysis section.
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RESEARCH & ANALYSIS: 1 hr and 13 min/day time-saving opportunity
#1 – Spending time on non-work-related tasks to delay doing work = 43 mins/day
#2 – Making wrong prioritization decisions that result in missed deadlines = 15 mins/day
#3 – Not finishing work we have started = 13 mins/day
#4 – Making wrong prioritization decisions that result in idle time = 2 mins/day
Our goal is putting time back in your life. We help individuals and companies save time by developing productive habits and adopting productive mindsets based on real research into where people lose time and how they can get it back.
Our online courses enable you to take ~5 minutes of your daily Facebook or Instagram scrolling time and get something for it. Here's how they work: