A British study found that the respondents established 1989, full-time office workers over the age of 18 about their online habits and productivity that the average working time is two hours and 53 minutes per day.
Seventy nine percent of the respondents said they were productive throughout the workday, according to the survey vouchercloud.com the UK’s largest money saving brand.
Respondents that instead of doing work, check social media, read the news, discussion of work with colleagues, hot drinks, Smoking, texting, eating, preparing food, calling friends and partners, the search for new jobs.
Sixty percent of respondents said they could not get through the day without the participation of the distractions.
Voucher cloud spokesman Chris Johnson said: â€œa break once in a while is in all cases OK â€” in fact, many high-profile executives frequent breaks recommend, to make you more productive. But, take calls from your friend or partner, and review of social media-maybe you are pushing your luck.”
The results come as the push-to-brake, out-of-control workloads steam with wins in the world, with a number of countries to experiment, and crop productivity benefits, reduction of working hours.
According to the British New Economics Foundation, a “normal” working week of 21 hours could address to help a “range of urgent, interlinked problems”, including “overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low wellbeing, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live sustainably, to care for each other and simply to enjoy life”.
In 2014, the Swedish city of Gothenburg is to adapt the accession of the testing of a six-hour workday for employees of the government began with a number of private companies.
“Our employees produce to do more than similar companies,” Maria Brath, chief executive Officer of tech company Brath, wrote on the company blog. â€œWe obviously have to measure this. It is not happening by itself, we have already from the beginning. Today, we get more done in six hours than their counterparts in eight.”
And according to CNN, a number of future-oriented companies in the United States have implemented four-day work week, noting an improvement in the employee morale, retention and the quality of the output.
A former world Bank-policy expert told CNN two theories, the key to his 20-hour week: “Parkinson’s law”, that the work to fill the time available, and the “80/20 principle”, which States that 80 percent of the productivity will be expanded in 20 percent of our time.
“The thing that struck me most, when you said the time you are actually at your Desk, how much is, in fact, compared with the search in Facebook, or get a Cup of tea,” Ms Smith.
Michael Henderson, a “corporate anthropologist,” the new Zealand Work-based consulting company cultures, agreed that the 20-hour work week could be beneficial, but only for certain personalities.
“Some well to cope with it, and others not so much,” he said news.com.au earlier this year.
â€œMy impression is that some individuals are in need of fast discipline that you are in a certain place at a certain time for a certain number of hours, with the work load. Others are far more self-regulating and disciplined.”
He added that the other big disadvantage of the customer or client.
“It is all very well from an organizational point of view â€” we can be more productive to pay people less to do, less reach but more â€” as long as you do not take your eye off the ball-the customer,” he said.
But the New Economics Foundation solution for the lower earnings as a result of a much shorter working week would have a significant societal changes.
They include a higher minimum wage, a “radical restructuring” of state services, “more and better” public services, and “encouraging more uncommodified activity and consumption”.