I conducted a very unofficial, unscientific research study to find out more about what people think of their own productivity. As I anticipated, some findings were expected while others were quite enlightening.
Not surprisingly, while 80.2% think they are Somewhat or Very Productive already, 81% say that one of their goals or desires is to become more productive. Proves the point that even though we are getting a lot done already, there’s still a lot more to do.
Interestingly, while 82% consistently use a central calendar everyday to schedule and manage their time, that’s not the case with how they manage their tasks. In fact, it’s all over the place. People are using a variety of paper and electronic lists to manage their tasks. At the extremes, only 7% use a digital program or site to manage their tasks and 5% don’t use any system at all.
55% report that the biggest obstacle to their productivity is finding time to complete tasks, followed by 48% feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks. 38% report struggling with prioritizing their tasks and more than a third of respondents say that they are unable to focus on completing their tasks or find themselves delaying getting stuff done thanks to the world of distractions that we live in.
I believe there’s an opportunity here to help people find a better way to manage, prioritize and complete their tasks more efficiently. That’s what I hope to create. What would be most helpful to you?