Thanks to smartphones, chatty co-workers and never-ending Twitter feeds, the obstacles that get in the way of actual work are seemingly endless, a CareerBuilder survey indicated. Asked to name the biggest productivity killers in the workplace, employers cited the following:
- Cell phones/texting: 52%
- The Internet: 44%
- Gossip: 37%
- Social media: 36%
- Email: 31%
- Co-workers dropping by: 27%
- Meetings: 26%
- Smoke breaks/snack breaks: 27%
- Noisy co-workers: 17%, and
- Sitting in a cubicle: 10%.
With so many distractions around, it’s almost surprising any work gets done at all – and sometimes it doesn’t. Survey respondents listed negative consequences for their organizations, including:
- Compromised quality of work: 45%
- Lower morale because other workers have to pick up the slack: 30%
- Negative impact of boss/employee relationship: 25%
- Missed deadlines: 24%, and
- Loss in revenue: 21%.
Not too many surprises there.
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(Information courtesy of original article at http://bit.ly/1UVw9nY)