Workers Now Spend Two Full Days a Week on Email and in Meetings

The Wall Street Journal (05/09/2023)
  • Researchers analyzed Microsoft business applications data and found that workers spend roughly two days per week in meetings and managing e-mails.
  • The 25% most active users spend 8.8 hours per week on emails and 7.5 hours in meetings.
  • The study also found that nearly two-thirds of people struggle finding time and energy to perform their actual job.
  • In response, several companies have started designating specific times for meetings and focused work.
  • Microsoft is also integrating AI productivity features into its workplace tools.