The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that Americans spend more time at work than they do sleeping. Not all of that time at the office is well-spent, though.
Here are 10 productivity statistics that will surprise you:
- Two full workdays
That’s the amount of time we devote to Facebook on a monthly basis. A cross platform media study found that more than 90% of adult Americans spend 15-18 hours/month on the site.
- 65 – 70
That’s the ideal office temperature to spur productivity. Multiple studies have shown that overly cold temperatures in the office increase feelings of sadness and decrease productivity. Experts suggest the work temperature sweet spot is between 65F and 70F.
- 31 hours
A study by Atlassian showed that, on average, employees spend an hour a day in meetings, for a total of 31 hours/month. The same study found that almost half of employees believed meeting to be the number one time-waster at the office.
That’s how much less productive we are when summer hits. A study by Captive Network found that workplace productivity dropped 20% and attendance dropped 19% in the summer months. Workers are also 45% more likely to be distracted during the summer.
- 90 minutes
A study from Florida State University found that productivity and performance are at their peak during uninterrupted 90-minute intervals.
A report from a global outplacement agency showed that over the course of the 17-week league, fantasy football costs employers over $14B in lost productivity.
- One million
A study by Health Advocate found that one million workers miss work each day due to stress. This absenteeism costs employers an estimated $600 per worker each year.
That’s the productivity boost you’ll enjoy if you exercise before work. The American Psychological Association reports that employees are more productive on days where they exercise before work. The study also found that physically active employees were less likely to develop job burnout and depression.
Telecommuters are 14% more productive than their office-bound colleagues according to a study released by Stanford University. Research found that working from home increases job performance and productivity while also decreasing the number of sick days taken.
A study from Harvard University found that American companies lose almost $65B annually because of employee sleep deprivation.