Do you ever think to yourself, “Wow! I was really productive today”? Chances are, you didn’t work as hard as you think — especially if you live in America.
As Quartz recently reported, “nearly 11% of US workers overestimate how productive they are relative to their compatriots, according to a survey of more than 6,000 respondents in 14 countries by Qualtrics, a market research platform.”
The research firm asked respondents in 13 different countries what proportion of their individual work days were productive, and then asked them to estimate the same proportion of productivity for their fellow citizens. The following chart illustrates the gap between the two:
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