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Get More for Your Hour - New Mindjet Study shows that Businesses can Gain up to 2 hours per Day!

A new study titled the "Value of an Hour" has revealed that European knowledge workers are losing approximately 11.9 hours per week due to inefficient management of information, ineffective meetings and poor communications, poor project management and poor collaboration processes.

The 1,000 people across Europe who took advantage of Mindjet's Productivity Self-Assessment Calculator found that they could actually gain a time saving potential of over two hours per day.

The survey highlights that the main cause of loss of productivity is due to the high number of redundant tasks in daily information management. The results found that just chasing information on a daily basis can amount to 1.5 hours per week and that 1.46 hours were being used just to consolidate, evaluate and prepare such information coming from different sources to make it usable for projects.

Distribution and collaboration with colleagues also proved to be very time consuming with the average respondent believing that they needed 1.5 hours to make results presentable and understandable.

According to Mindjet the solution lies in reducing the number of required steps and having a flexible format for all information and useful processes for collaboration in meetings or projects.

After completing the questionnaire the respondents received a detailed email showing how much time could potentially be saved in four main areas by more efficient handling of information based on actual large-scale benchmark tests

The average saving potential of the questionnaire participants is as follows:

Hours spent per week
Saving potential shown in hours

Meeting effectiveness
9:02 h
3:16 h

Information Management & Analysis
6:50 h
2:41 h

Communication & Collaboration
5:28 h
2:00 h

Project / Task Management
10:48 h
3:58 h

Total hours spent per week: 32:08
Total saving potential shown in hours: 11:55 h

About the survey
The survey of 1000 European respondents started at the beginning of November 2007 and is based on Mindjet's Productivity Self-Assessment Calculator. It involves twenty questions split into four areas: meeting effectiveness; communication and collaboration; information management and analysis; and project as well as task management. You can learn how you can use MindManager Pro 7 to put this into practice with Mindjet's free online 1/2 Hour Power Training videos.
Test the Mindjet Self-Assessment Calculator:
About Mindjet
Mindjet makes software that helps people visualise and use information. Its leading product, MindManager software, enables individuals and teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day. There are over 970,000 licenses of MindManager software used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 50 percent of Global 2000 organisations. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the world and is backed by the leading international venture capital firms Investor Growth Capital, Inc. and 3i.

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