How firms waste time: Lax managers, not lazy staff

By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2003

So you're feeling harried after a busy work week, and you’re wondering where the time went. Well, if one recent study is anything to go by, you might have really worked just three days last week. Well, not just you, perhaps, but your entire company.

According to the study by Proudfoot Consulting of London, England, workers and businesses are, on average, productive just 59 per cent of the time. That means two whole days out of every working week are spent wasting time.

According to the consulting firm’s calculation, this wasted time adds up to 92 days per person per company per year.