Nine Major Productivity Killers

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-05-2013
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Nine Major Productivity Killers

Number 9: Put That Cell Phone Away  Smartphones might be getting people to do more while away from the office, but 10% of respondents say that they spend between one and two hours each day texting or talking on their handsets or texting.

In a world that's constantly driven by getting work done as quickly as possible and moving on to the next task, time management has become a major concern for employees, the business side, and especially CIOs. Companies around the globe are turning to their CIOs to find out what employees are doing that reduces their productivity and either arm them with the products that will increase their productivity, or stop them from engaging in the behavior that decreases it. With that in mind,, a company that sells time-tracking software, recently surveyed more than 600 people to determine their biggest productivity-killers in the office.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at


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