Top 3 Time Management Mistakes Identified By Togglers

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A few weeks ago, we ran a survey about the time management habits of Toggl online timer users. We contacted about 5000 people and got an impressive 536 replies as of today. Based on the open answers to this question we categorized the most common time management mistakes that Toggl users identified. Are you guilty of any of these?

  • Not setting priorities for themselves – 20.29%
  • Poor planning – 17.43%
  • Distractions – 12.57%
  • Underestimating the effort a task will take – 12.57%
  • Not tracking time – 10.29%
  • Procrastinating – 9.71%
  • Multitasking – 6.57%
  • Doing things last minute – 5.43%
  • Not bothering with any time management – 4.29%

In conclusion:

“The most common time management mistake that people make is not setting priorities in their work.” Tweet this!

By On June 17, 2014

  1. The chart describes only some of the results and so it doesn’t show the full list (as you already noticed the full list of results is shown below the chart). At the time these seemed like the most interesting categories to show. But thanks for your feedback! I agree that poor planning is an important category and we’ll try to make a better chart next time.

  2. Thanks for some interesting data that we can all reflect upon. One question, why did you leave out of the chart the Poor Planning answer? As the second top problem and deeper cause of other answers (i.e. Procrastinating) it seems like it should have appeared.

  3. Hahaha… I laugh because it’s true. I know very well that time management is not a strength of mine and looking at the chart only confirms my mindset – the mindset of a person who has poor time management. Thank you!