woman interacting on computer with coworkers Although nearly half of employees find it easier to concentrate at home, 41% feel more isolated when working remotely. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The hybrid and flexible work accelerated by the pandemic has its pros and cons. Of course, many people enjoy the flexibility of working from home but according to a new report more than half of our work week (23 hours out of 40) is lost to menial and repetitive tasks.

The Asana Inc. Anatomy of Work Index, which analyses how people spend time at work, shows that in 2022, 58% of work is about work coordination, searching for information, and managing shifting priorities–essentially not much actual work. A third of people’s time is spent on skilled work and only 9% is spent on strategic work–a stunning 36% decrease from last year, which, according to the report, reflects the challenges organizations have in getting distributed teams on the same page.

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