(2004), "Home efficiency", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2004.07953dab.004Download as .RIS
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American homes are being run like businesses according to the first-ever “state of the home” survey from Whirlpool Home Appliances. With more women in the workforce than ever before, homes are being run with the help of computer scheduling and basic business techniques focused on activities like delegation, prioritisation and task completion.
According to Whirlpool’s “state of the home” survey of 1,000 women:
95 per cent of moms delegate household tasks to other family members;
nearly 40 per cent say they run their home like a business;
almost two out of three (61 per cent) rank themselves as “very efficient” in managing their homes; and
more than half (58 per cent) say they keep to-do lists at home for themselves and family members.
The tasks most often delegated to other family members include: cleaning bedrooms (65 per cent); doing dishes (62 per cent); vacuuming (61 per cent); and putting away groceries (57 per cent).