Infographic: Most workers OK with wearing tracking devices to increase productivity

Here are the biggest workplace productivity killers and what employees say would make them more efficient—including employer-monitored wearable technology.

Do you know those days that seem to fly by, yet when 5 p.m. rolls around you can’t figure out what you did all day?

Those days happen to the best of us, and a multitude of distractions could be sucking up your valuable time. An infographic from SurePayroll reveals the biggest time-wasters in the workplace, ways organizations are fighting distractions, and tactics employees believe would make them more productive.

One way employees say they’d be motivated to get more done is to have access to wearable technology. Seventy-one percent of employees who use wearable technology say it has helped them be more productive, and 76 percent say they would use devices that enable employers to track their job performance.

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Here are a few more statistics from the infographic:

  • Employees’ lack of engagement with their jobs costs organizations $550 billion per year in lost productivity. Working parents stressing over the cost of child care cost organizations $300 billion per year.
  • Sixty-one percent of employees say loud co-workers are the biggest office distraction.
  • Twenty-five percent of U.S. workplaces prohibit personal calls and personal use of cell phones.
  • Sixty-five percent of employees say a flexible or remote work schedule would make them more productive.

Check out the infographic for more:

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