Fatigue Cited as Cause of Many Workplace Mistakes
48% of surveyed U.S. professionals are distracted by fatigue at work.
66% of those who are distracted by fatigue said this has caused them to make mistakes at work.
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%).
41% of respondents said fatigue has caused them to forget items they’ve needed to do their jobs.
24% said fatigue has caused them to address a colleague or client by the wrong name.
23% admit that they’ve walked around the workplace with an unbuttoned top or mismatched shoes because they were so tired.
21% said fatigue has caused them to miss a meeting.
16% said they’ve missed a deadline due to exhaustion.
Caffeine: 66%, Taking a walk: 39%, Listening to music: 37%
53% of women said they’re distracted by fatigue while at work, compared to just 44% of men.
56% of women said they depend on caffeine to survive the workday, as opposed to 42% of men.