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.
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