What Are Workers Wasting Time On? Top 10 Productivity Killers

June 9, 2016 Deanna Hartley

From texting to noisy co-workers, there are a seemingly unlimited number of distractions in the workplace today. In fact, 3 in 4 employers in the U.S. say two or more hours a day are lost in productivity because employees are distracted.

According to Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder:

While we need to be connected to devices for work, we’re also a click away from alluring distractions from our personal lives like social media and various other apps. The connectivity conundrum isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it needs to be managed. Have an open dialogue with employees about tech distractions. Acknowledge their existence and discuss challenges/solutions to keeping productivity up.

Take a look at some of the biggest culprits in this handy infographic.

Productivity Killers

More than 3 in 4 employers (76 percent) have taken active measures to reduce productivity killers in the office — from blocking some internet sites (32 percent) to banning the use of cell phones (26 percent) to putting a limit on the number of meetings (17 percent).

Tweet at @CBforEmployers: What do YOU think are the biggest productivity killers in the office? Do you take any steps to mitigate such distractions?

 

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