Accenture Ltd. reports that managers spend up to 2 hours a day searching for informationâ€”and more than half of that data they describe as “useless.” The survey of 1000 US and UK managers reveals that managers waste a lot of time on research.
Among the findings:
- 59% of the managers claim that they miss potentially valuable information “almost every day” because it’s somewhere else in the company.
- 57% say that having to go to multiple sources for information is a difficult aspect of their jobs.
Some managers blame the vast amounts of available information or having to go to three or more sources to gather data for this shortcoming. Others blame other parts of their own companies for making it difficult to keep track of their activities or access their information. Those info hogs.