What is the No. 1 thing employees waste time on at work?
Here’s a hint: It’s not social media—or meetings.
Stumped? The answer, according to an infographic from TrackVia, is talking with co-workers.
Relax social media lovers. It’s the water cooler, not Twitter, that has to go.
Only 5 percent of workers say Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms are the biggest cause of their wasted time at the office. The biggest time sucks are:
- Talking with co-workers (14 percent)
- Computer glitches (11 percent)
- Meetings (11 percent)
- Internet surfing (9 percent)
Six percent also said “addressing misunderstandings with co-workers” is their biggest time waster.
How can employers help their workers be more productive? The graphic recommends instating a formal policy. Fifteen percent of employees say following formal workplace policies increases their productivity.
Check out the graphic for more:
(View a larger image.) This infographic first appeared on Ragan.com in September 2012.