New research from the iOpener Institute for People and Performance reveals significant differences between personal productivity levels in different countries and industry sectors.
Productivity was defined as the “time that workers are actively producing outputs that make a tangible contribution to their organisation”.
Analysis of responses from over 30,000 professionals showed the international cross-industry average for “time on task” productivity to be 58.8%.
The automotive sector recorded an above average score of 60.4%. At the bottom of the table was the biotechnology sector, with 53.2%.
When comparing different countries, Mexico was shown to have the highest productivity, with 73.2%, while Portugal had the lowest, 43.3%.
The Institute says the findings demonstrate a clear relationship between happiness at work and personal productivity.
Jessica Pryce-Jones, director of the iOpener Institute, (pictured) said: “This detailed method of analysing the components offers organisations actionable insights to improve their productivity.
“While the automotive sector can take encouragement from scoring above the industry average, there is still potential for further improvement.”