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How much of your team’s work is a waste of time?

November 13, 2014 2 Comments

EKG Pulse Graph with Glowing Blue Line

Our reader poll today asks: How much of your team’s work is irrelevant or a waste of time/efficiency?

– Less than 5%: 15.5%
– 6% to 15%: 33.04%
– 16% to 25%: 31.14%
– 26% or more: 20.32%

Stop doing stupid stuff. More than 50% of you believe you’re wasting more than 15% of your team’s time on irrelevant work. More than 20% of you said it’s 25% or more of your time. Imagine how much more work you could get done if that irrelevant stuff went away. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to dictate the work your team does or doesn’t do. This comes down to making hard choices and holding both your team and your partners/customers to supporting those decisions. The good news is there are easy ways to decide what to stop doing. Let’s all resolve to get more efficient.

Do you agree with these poll results?  Let us know in the comments below!

Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS, LLC

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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.

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