Most managers of medium to large enterprises find themselves in a predicament whenever they are in the office. How can they make the best use of the free time given to them subsequent to delegating their workload among the members of their teams?
We have has surveyed 1,000 top executives from multiple international organizations across fifty industries to answer this question.
The study has shown that a remarkable 70% of successful managers are more likely to use the free time on their hands to engage in the following Key Managerial Tasks (KMT): taking longer lunch hours under the pretense of “decision-making and strategic meetings”, extended albeit nonsensical conversations with members of their team under the guise of “team management and motivation”, and leaving the workplace early by claiming that they are “heading to client meetings”.
The remaining executives have not been as successful in carefully maintaining their free time; 10% have identified playing mobile and computer games as the number one way of wasting their time in the office. The last 15% of bosses are the least successful ones studied in this survey due to their attempt at taking on an extra load of work.
Ensuring you have a productive day requires a calculated approach at juggling the various responsibilities of the KMT; doing so effectively will help you get the least amount of work done and guarantee you a decent day.