Marketers say they spend on average just 36% of their workweek performing the primary duties of their jobs, according to a recent report from Workfront.
The report was based on data from a survey of 207 marketers in the United States who work at companies with 500 or more employees.
Respondents say they spend, on average, 16% of their workweek dealing with email, 12% on administrative tasks, 12% in useful/productive meetings, 9% on nonessential tasks, 9% in wasteful meetings, and 7% on everything else.
Below, additional key findings from the report.
- 64% of marketers surveyed say wasteful meetings get in the way of their work.
- 61% say excessive emails get in the way.
Some 71% of marketers take between 30 minutes and 1 hour for lunch each workday.
Working Beyond Standard Hours
- 86% of respondents check work email at least occasionally on the weekends, with 52% saying they do so every weekend.
- 89% of respondents say they check work email during the week outside of standard business hours, with 56% saying they do so every day.
About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of 207 marketers in the United States who work at companies with 500 or more employees.
Enter your email address to keep reading ...
General Management Articles
You may like these other MarketingProfs articles related to General Management:
- How to Overcome Poor Communication to Drive Marketing Performance in 2023
- Three Ways to Help Women Join the Ranks of Agency Owners
- It's The Golden Age of Marketing. So Why Is the Fractional Model So Attractive?
- Is Microlearning the Future of Workplace Training? [Infographic]
- Delegation Tips From 10 Successful Leaders [Infographic]
- To Create Engaging Content, Your Marketing and Creative Teams Need to Be Strategic Partners