David Feldman

Seven Surprising Productivity Stats

Blog Post created by David Feldman Champion on Jan 31, 2017

We spend a lot of time at work.  For most of us, we’re there more than we sleep.  On average, we even spend more time at work than we do with our families.  However, not all of the time we spend at the office is productive.  Here are seven productivity statistics that are sure to surprise you:


Two FULL workdays

This is how much time we spend on Facebook each month.  Cross platform media performed a study where they found that over 90% of adult Americans spend 15-18 hours/month on Facebook.



This is the ideal office temperature to promote maximum productivity.  Multiple studies have shown that a cold office environment increases feelings of sadness and decreases productivity.  Experts believe the perfect sweet spot for a productive workforce is between 65F and 70F.


31 hours

A study by Atlassian revealed that, on average, employees spend an hour a day in meetings, for a total of 31 hours EVERY MONTH!  This same study found that almost half of employees believe meeting are the number one time-waster at the office.  Go figure.



This is the impact summer has on the productivity of your workforce or team.  A study by Captive Network found that workplace productivity decreased by 20% and attendance dropped 19% in the summer months.  Additionally, employees are also 45% more likely to be distracted during the summer months.


14 Billion

A report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. indicated that over the course of the typical 17-week football season, fantasy football leagues costs US employers over $14B in lost productivity!



This is the productivity boost you’ll receive by exercising before work. The American Psychological Association reports that employees are noticeably more productive on days where they exercise before coming into the office.  



This is how much more effective and productive telecommuters are compared to their office-relegated colleagues.   A study released by Stanford University found that working from home increases job performance and productivity while also decreasing the number of sick days employees take.