Own Your Time, Boost Your Productivity

Leslie Brokaw

How many hours do you work a week?

If you’re like a lot of managers, including many who attended the recent “Maximizing Your Personal Productivity” program at MIT Sloan Executive Education, your estimate might be between 49 hours and 58 hours.

Robert Pozen, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and leader of the session, said when he speaks to groups, there’s usually a large cluster of people who say their work hours fall in this span. Some outliers claim as few as 80 hours a week for sleep and personal time, meaning they work 88 hours.

“People say they’re working so many hours because they have ‘so many things to do’ or they’re not productive enough,” said Pozen.

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