Poll Results: How Much Time do you Spend on Your Computer at Work?

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Thanks to everyone who completed our poll this week.  We had a whopping 40 responses!  We found that our respondents spend an average of 7.85 hours on the computer each day, when we assume the 10+ hours/day crowd spends 12 hours on the computer.  The most common amount of time spent on the computer was 7-8 hours which lines up with the 7.85-hour average across the whole pool of respondents.

PlaceAmount of TimeNumber of Votes
17 – 8 hours16
2> 10 hours10
35 – 6 hours9
49 – 10 hours2
5< 2 hours2
63 – 4 hours1

Since our average respondent spends only NINE MINUTES of an 8-hour workday away from his or her computer, I strongly encourage you to find some ways to break the monotony.  A good place to start is to drink (more) water.  Not only does staying hydrated maximize your brain power, but if you’re drinking the right amount of water during the day you’ll be forced to take breaks to refill your bottle and to empty your… self.  Just find yourself a BPA-free bottle and fill it when you get to work.  You’ll be surprised how much water you drink during the day if you have it within arm’s reach.

I’m not here to preach the hydration gospel to you, but when I saw the poll results I was a little worried about you guys.  Obviously you’re all hard workers but make sure you take some time out for yourselves as well!  Thanks again for answering our poll and reading this followup.  Please feel free to leave your best workplace health tips in the comments below!

About the Author:

Phil is the President and founder of Denton Business Solutions. He's had a fascination with technology for as long as he can remember. Phil uses that fascination to guide manufacturers to technology solutions for enhancing their plant safety, cybersecurity, and productivity. Outside the office, Phil enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and son, and reading up on the latest manufacturing news. You can connect with Phil on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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