Fatigue Cited as Cause of Many Workplace Mistakes

Fatigue Cited as Cause of Many Workplace Mistakes

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48% of surveyed U.S. professionals are distracted by fatigue at work.

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66% of those who are distracted by fatigue said this has caused them to make mistakes at work.

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When ranked as a workplace distraction, fatigue surpasses more commonly mentioned factors such as personal communications (cited by 35% of professionals) and social media (19%).

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41% of respondents said fatigue has caused them to forget items they’ve needed to do their jobs.

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24% said fatigue has caused them to address a colleague or client by the wrong name.

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23% admit that they’ve walked around the workplace with an unbuttoned top or mismatched shoes because they were so tired.

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21% said fatigue has caused them to miss a meeting.

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16% said they’ve missed a deadline due to exhaustion.

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Caffeine: 66%, Taking a walk: 39%, Listening to music: 37%

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53% of women said they’re distracted by fatigue while at work, compared to just 44% of men.

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56% of women said they depend on caffeine to survive the workday, as opposed to 42% of men.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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