Computer learning On the positive side, two-thirds of respondents believe the skills required to do their job will evolve in 2021.

Workers are spending more time on “work about work” than on the job they were hired to perform. As a result, companies with more than 5,000 employees lose 63% of their time each week.

“Over the past year, there has been a dramatic shift in the way teams and organizations work,” said Dr. Sahar Yousef, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California-Berkeley. “‘Work about work’ has skyrocketed in the form of unproductive meetings and calls, and an increase in email and chat usage, especially during evenings and weekends. Considering the continued rise in burnout numbers we have been seeing, our research suggests that unless organizations take a proactive approach, productivity is projected to plummet in 2021.”

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