Managers Struggle to Reduce Workplace Distractions

Managers Struggle to Reduce Workplace Distractions

Biggest Time Wasters at Work: Mind Your Own BusinessBiggest Time Wasters at Work: Mind Your Own Business

42% of workers and hirers say gossip is a prime time waster.

Biggest Time Wasters at Work: Social CallBiggest Time Wasters at Work: Social Call

38% say social media is a major work distraction.

Biggest Time Wasters at Work: Hey, Keep It Down Over There!Biggest Time Wasters at Work: Hey, Keep It Down Over There!

24% feel that noisy coworkers present a significant productivity barrier.

Biggest Time Wasters at Work: In-Box OverloadBiggest Time Wasters at Work: In-Box Overload

23% say dealing with e-mail wastes too much time.

Biggest Time Wasters at Work: Mute Button, PleaseBiggest Time Wasters at Work: Mute Button, Please

10% say they’re frequently distracted from work by colleagues who put calls on speaker phone.

How Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: Nothing PersonalHow Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: Nothing Personal

25% are banning employees from making personal calls or conducting personal business on their mobile phones.

How Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: Clear BoundariesHow Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: Clear Boundaries

19% set aside specific times for lunch and work breaks.

How Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: No Place to HideHow Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: No Place to Hide

13% are implementing open-space layouts to get rid of cubicle walls.

How Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: Private LineHow Companies are Addressing Time Wasters: Private Line

11% restrict the use of speaker phones if the employee doesn’t have a private office.

Bizarre Cases of Productivity-Killing Workers: Boo!Bizarre Cases of Productivity-Killing Workers: Boo!

An employee hid underneath boxes to scare coworkers.

Bizarre Cases of Productivity-Killing Workers: Tweet This!Bizarre Cases of Productivity-Killing Workers: Tweet This!

A staffer spent her day caring for a pet bird that she smuggled into work.

Bizarre Cases of Productivity-Killing Workers: Spiritual CallingBizarre Cases of Productivity-Killing Workers: Spiritual Calling

An employee claimed to be praying, but was really sleeping.

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