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EXECUTIVE TIME USE SURVEY 2016-12-29T12:59:58+00:00

Time management is essential for an Executive. As Peter Drucker puts it, “Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.” Our goal is to go beyond selective case studies and collect systematic evidence on how corporate leaders organize their working time, how this is determined by the constraints faced by the firm and how it affects the performance of their firms. Our dataset will also help individual leaders to benchmark their time management against that of their peers, nationally and globally. Ultimately, the Time Use Survey is a simple tool that allows top corporate leaders to align their use of time with their growth strategies.


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