So what do you use to kill time? Some people just surf the web, some play computer games but what is it that people really do to let the spare time pass, continue reading to find out.
LONDON – OfficeTime.net, creator of the popular OfficeTime time and expense tracking software for Windows and Mac computers and iOS devices, recently conducted a survey of working professionals on their Biggest Time Killers. 53% of respondents were business owners, freelancers or executives, while 39% work in professional “white collar” positions.
Survey participants were asked to name their top-three time killers. Of all the ways people manage to squander their time each day, “Email” was named as this year’s biggest time killer by 47% of respondents.
Other Top 5 Time Killers included Procrastination (42%), Social Networking (36%), Meetings (34%), and Surfing the Internet (30%). Rounding out the Top 10 were non business-related conversations (24%), dealing with computer / technical issues (23%), “bureaucracy/red tape” (19%), travel time / commuting (14%), and playing computer games (10%).
“Time management is really about decision management,” says Stephen Dodd, president of OfficeTime.net. “Some people are better able to successfully choose what they do and how much time they spend on it. Some are more apt to be distracted by time killers that get in the way of a productive work day.”
Ideal for anyone who bills by the hour, OfficeTime makes recording and tracking time and expenses simple with a clean, elegant interface. The iPhone and iPad versions focus on ease-of-use, recognizing that if time tracking is simple to do, users will be more likely to take the time to do it. For more information, visit www.officetime.net.