LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 161 million members worldwide and over 14 million in India, released data about professionals and their daily to-do lists. The study revealed that among the countries in which the survey was conducted, India ranked sixth in maintaining to-do lists. Out of the Indian professionals that were surveyed, 63 percent reported that they frequently keep a to-do list. This matches the global average, as 63 percent of all survey respondents reported that they frequently keep a to-do list. Globally, seventy-one percent of women say they frequently keep to-do lists. Only 60 percent of men say they frequently keep to-do lists.
In India, 45 percent of respondents said that they jot down their to-do lists by hand, while 48 percent said they create them electronically. Globally however 50 percent of those who jot down to-do lists do so by hand, while 45 percent create them electronically. The remaining five percent reported storing their lists in alternative places, like “In my mind only,” “Piles of files,” or other locations like whiteboards or chalkboards. The study showed that the likelihood that a professional will complete their to-do list varied by industry.