How much time do people spend searching for information?

Asked 2 years ago

Hi, I'm running a general analysis and survey on the average time spent searching for information as I'm looking to improve the performance and lessen the amount it takes. How long does it take you to look for the information you want?

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Unleash Team

Monday, March 14, 2022

According to a study by IDC, knowledge workers spend an average of 2.5 hours per day searching for information, which adds up to 8.8 hours per week or more than one full workday. Another study by McKinsey found that employees spend up to 1.8 hours per day — or 9.3 hours per week — searching and gathering information.

This clearly illustrates that people tend to spend a large amount of time searching for critical information. Implementing a tool such as Unleash’s search app is a fast and cost-effective way to reduce search times.

Unleash AI Search App

John Mcgee

Sunday, March 27, 2022

On average, people spend 1.8 hours per day searching for information from the internet or the data pool of an organization. It takes 9.3 hours per week on average. As the data growth is multiplying every passing day, enterprises and organizations are now suggested to use AI tools. The most popular suggestions are Natural Language Processing, Visual Recognition, etc. These tools allow firms to improve their performance while reducing resources consumption.

Lanny Sutton

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The demand for information is literally the demand for time. Averagely, people spend 2.5 hours per day looking out for information. The reason why information search take the time of people is the common factor of not getting the relevant information at the point of demand. The process of searching, finding, retrieving and documentation of needed information will require a good amount of one's time. Many people actually spend a great deal of time trying to obtain optimal performance in information management. And if it takes 2.5 hours for workers to search out for information, it means they spend 30% of their workday searching for information.

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