Time Management Facts & Figures
The most powerful word in our time management vocabulary is "No".
- #1 Delegation is an unlimited method to multiply time for achieving results.
- #2 In the last 20 years, working time has increased by 15% and leisure time has decreased by 33%.
- #3 The "20/80 rule" tells us accomplish 80% of our results through 20% of our effort. The other 20% of additional results comes from about 80% of additional effort.
- #4 The average person uses 13 different methods to control and manage their time.
- #5 If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.
- #6 The average person gets 1 interruption every 8 minutes or approximately 7 an hour, or 50-60 per day. 80% of those interruptions are typically rates as "little value" or "no value" creating approximately 3 hours of
wasted time per day.
- #7 20% of the average workday is spent on "crucial" and "important" things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have "little value" or "no value".
- #8 A person who works with a "messy" or cluttered desk spends, on the average, 1 1/2 hours per day looking for things or being distracted by things or approximately 7 1/2 hours per workweek.
- #9 A project tend to expand with the time allocated for it. If you give yourself one thing to do, it will take all day.
- #10 5% of business and professional people use a "to-do" list on a regular basis to administer not only their "have to's", but also their "want to's".
- #11 It always takes twice as long to complete a task as what we originally thought it would take.
- #12 70% of business and professional people use a "to-do" list on a regular basis to administer their "have to's".