18th April, 2012 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
The majority of Brits believe that they are good with time management when it comes to heading to a meeting or being in a workplace for an allocated time.
However, many people cannot say the same when it comes to monitoring the timekeeping habits of their partner, new research highlights.
According to a study carried out by YouGov, 51 per cent of respondents say that they are usually early to a meeting or being somewhere at a specific time.
Furthermore, 38 per cent of Brits stated that they tend to get to their meeting point on time, with just ten per cent admitting to being regularly late.
On the flip side though, just 36 per cent of those in a relationship acknowledged that their partner also had favourable time-management skills.
In fact, just 35 per cent of people thought that their other half was usually early to reach a meeting point and 28 per cent said that their partner was commonly late to arrive at an allocated spot.
Age, gender and location could all be pinpointed as reasons why people have good or bad timekeeping habits, the YouGov survey also highlighted.
For instance, 15 per cent of people living in London believe they are generally late to reach a meeting. In comparison, just ten per cent of those based in the north of England and the Midlands felt the same way.
When it comes to judging their partners, women were found to be kinder in their analysis, with 40 per cent believing their other half is usually on time. This statistic dropped to 33 per cent when men were questioned about their partner.
Where age was concerned, 15 per cent of those between 18 and 24 years old believe they are late for meetings more times than not – just two per cent of those over 60 years old admitted to bad time-management skills in contrast.
Arriving at a workplace late on a regular basis could result in a build-up of stress though, which Carole Spiers, author of Show Stress Who’s Boss!, believes is bad for business and the individual.
Therefore, she recently advised: “Clear tasking and monitoring is the best way to achieve a balance and to ensure that excessive pressure does not turn into stress.”