Women have long proclaimed that they are able to focus longer than their male colleagues, and it seems it’s true; women really can concentrate longer than men. This is according to new findings which have been released by the world’s largest flexible workspace provider, Regus.
3000 professionals were asked how long they can productively focus in a distraction-free environment without a break. 1-2 hours was the most popular option amongst male respondents, with 41% citing this as their limit. By comparison, 37% of the women canvassed said they can concentrate for between 2-3 hours, making this the most selected answer amongst females.
Celia Donne, Vice President for Global Operations at Regus comments: “Women often declare themselves to be more effective at multi-tasking, more organised and better able to focus than men. And although it’s amusing to see at least one of those stereotypes backed up by statistics, these findings do feed into a more serious conversation about the importance of a quiet, professional working environment for optimum productivity.”