A study published in Harvard Business Review showed that a good percentage of leaders spend time on paperwork and meetings in fact up to two thirds of their time.
The workplace imperative today includes the need for higher productivity and a mandate for leaders to focus on high value work such as coaching team members, improving team performance and building team skills development. So why are leaders spending a third of their time on low value work?
The study identified that although there may be knowledge that a leader is not being highly productive but it is difficult to diagnose the root cause. The study interviewed 45 knowledge workers/leaders in 39 companies across 8 industries in Europe and the US and found that even the most dedicated spent large amounts of time on tedious low value tasks. Why?
16 September, 2013