Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tech time takes a big bite out of the day

Will Forsythe of the CEO Forum shared this analysis of the INC Magazine feature on the 500 fastest growing companies.

You might be surprised at how much of the day is eat up by tech, even at the highest levels in companies.

"Summary:  The average CEO worked an average 13-hour work day.  Since most CEOs I know work some hours on the weekend as well, I am assuming a 70-hour work week.

  • 3 hours selling and talking to customers--23%
  • 3 hours in meetings and talking with employees--23%
  • 2 hours emailing--15%
  • 5 hours other and misc.--39%"
At 2 hours per day, that's a minimum of 10 hours per week, or a full week of time each month.

Something to think about when you're short on time - like maybe let the email wait a while and spend your time in better ways?