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Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

Harvard Business Review

When we interviewed 45 such people across 39 companies in 8 industries in the United States and Europe, we found that by identifying low-value tasks to either drop completely, delegate to someone else or outsource, the average worker gained back roughly one day a week they could use for more important tasks. (We Marissa Mayer, Yahoo''s CEO, ended the company''s work-from-home policy to foster a more collaborative, innovative environment.