We decided to figure out how much time we spend when we go to work and what we spend it on. If in the next two days we manage to collect such numbers, we might get an interesting study why some people consider work as an interesting place where you can grow and develop, while others have a monotonous routine without any light at the end of a tunnel.
What numbers we need and what is the essence of the study which we want to fill with real data with your help.
[+] 250 business days in 2021 according to the holiday and weekend calendar.
[-] 20 vacation days, approximately 230 working days per year are left. We base our calculations on this figure.
[-] coffee, daily meetings, distractions, communication with colleagues: about 2-3 hours a day at least * 230 days = 460-690 hours a year. Let’s take the average: 575 hours, that is, minus another 70 working days for unproductive or service activities. We don’t take into consideration managers who have 3-5 calls every day, as meetings are part of their working reality. 230-70 = 160 days a year are left to work.
[-] “taxes” on the main activity in the form of reports, alternations, corrections – they are different for everyone, but about 20% of time is consumed. 230 days * 20% = 46 days, 160 days for work minus another 46 days – 114 days are left for work. This is 50% of all available working time, and this is quite good, not everyone has such an indicator.
Now let’s be honest: what percentage of the tasks that you face are actually new, interesting, and developing for you? 30% – 20% – 10%?
As you can see, at each stage we make assumptions that can have a very significant impact on the conclusions leading them in either one or another direction.
Thank you very much in advance for your time, we will try to share our observations with you next Monday or Tuesday.