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What Are the Hidden Impacts of Time Wastage on Total Revenue and How Can They Be Minimized?

Filip Kralj
Filip Kralj
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June 27, 2023

In the fast-paced world we live in, time is more than just money - it's the foundation for success. In any business, from fully remote jobs to traditional office settings, proper time management plays a pivotal role in influencing the total revenue formula. So, how much time are we wasting, and how can we make the most of our precious hours?

According to a study by Atlassian, the average employee wastes 31 hours in unproductive meetings monthly. This figure, when integrated into the total revenue formula, exposes the direct economic cost of time wastage. Research by the University of Warwick found that time wastage could lead to a 2-3% drop in output. In the context of a company with a total revenue of $1 million, this could amount to a staggering $20,000 to $30,000 loss.

One primary culprit of time wastage is poor project management. As per a report by the Project Management Institute, nearly 10% of money is wasted due to poor project execution. An efficient solution to this issue is streamlining the budget of project management through optimal time tracking. Enter 'ebiTime,' a time card app that enhances productivity by providing an accurate measure of time spent on various tasks.

With ebiTime, businesses can keep track of how much time is spent on individual tasks, thereby ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and within budget. For instance, in fully remote jobs, ebiTime can track how much time is spent on emails, meetings, or specific projects. By doing so, the app helps identify time sinks, empowering businesses to optimize their workflow, reduce time wastage, and hence, boost revenue.

A scientific study published in Harvard Business Review underscores the importance of such time tracking solutions. It concluded that managers who received time-use feedback achieved a 7% reduction in scheduled meeting time. This implies that organizations can significantly benefit from time tracking apps like ebiTime by minimizing time wastage and maximizing productivity, thereby positively impacting their total revenue formula.

Moreover, The Bureau of Labour Statistics reports that businesses lost $687 billion in 2022 due to non-productive work hours. While using a time card app like ebiTime won't eliminate all wastage, it provides valuable data to address the issue strategically.

In conclusion, 'getting timely' can revolutionize the way we perceive and manage time. By using tools like ebiTime, businesses can identify and reduce time wastage, optimize their workflow, and eventually, increase their total revenue. It's high time we give time the respect it deserves and put it to its best use.

Filip Kralj
To create an amazing product a great amount of collaboration is required. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.“* I was always fascinated by the organizations that were able to deliver incredible results by making it possible for people to actively and effectively collaborate. At we believe teamwork is the key to the success and it is the key pillar of our culture. *H.E. Luccock
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