Tuesday, 29 September 2021 09:00

Microsoft names Glasgow the UK’s most productive city

Microsoft Office products on a selection of Apple iPads

Microsoft has named Glasgow the most productive city in the UK, following a study into how much time people actually spend working every day.

The research found that the average British adult admits to being productive for just 4 hours 30 minutes of each day, including both work and play. In Glasgow, the average person spends 5 hours keeping focus every day – the longest amount of time out of all UK cities. At the bottom of the table was Sheffield, at 3 hours and 54 minutes.

It also found that collaborating with others results in nearly an extra hour of productivity per day. 81% of people are now working together on at least one aspect of their lives, with 41% doing so on a daily basis.

Additionally, people are more likely to collaborate in their personal lives through planning trips and DIY, than they are for professional reasons.

The study comes following the launch of Microsoft Office 2016, which includes new features aimed at making teamwork easier and “taking the work out of working together.”

Charlotte Duffy, Office consumer lead, said: “It’s great that so many people are seeing the value of collaborating with their families, friends and colleagues. It’s easy to get distracted when working alone – with social networks and our favourite websites just the touch of a button away. So it does seem that team work helps keep us motivated and our work on track.”

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