Infographic: 3 common time wasters at work

If you often leave work wondering where the day went, look no further than the water cooler, the Web and all those useless meetings.

Have you ever surfed the Web at work—for non-work related purposes?

Do you daydream in meetings more often than you pay attention?

Do you spend more time at the water cooler than behind your desk?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re not alone.

An infographic from TimeDoctor says three common ways people waste time at work are chatting with co-workers, surfing the Internet and sitting in useless meetings.

There may not be much you can do about meetings—if you have to go, you have to go—but you can get more out of the daily 9-5 by cutting down on water cooler chit chat and Web surfing. Take a look at these stats:

1. Chatting with co-workers

  • Lingering at the water cooler accounts for 14 percent of a day’s wasted time.

2. Non-work related Internet surfing

  • Sixty-four percent of employees visit non-work related sites during work hours.

3. Useless meetings

  • A whopping 91 percent of professionals who regularly attend meetings admit to daydreaming.

Check out the full graphic for more:

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