Do you ever catch yourself on social media or browsing the web while you’re at work? If you do, you’re not alone. GetVoIP recently surveyed 2063 people between the ages of 25 and 64 and found that 80.4% of employees waste time on the clock. Though some employees said that they only waste half an hour, nearly one in five admitted to wasting at least a third of their work day! Women and millennials were also found to waste more time than their counterparts. For more information on this survey, see the visuals below.
So one in five of those surveyed wasted a third of their working week!
The report suggested that women were more likely to be distracted by family commitments such as checking what their children were doing.
One reason offered by the survey’s authors for 25 to 34 year olds wasting more time at work was that they expected a more social work environment, which could increase non-work related distractions.
Anyway, should work productivity be measured simply in terms of the quantity of time worked, or would it not be far wiser to measure it by the quality of the results achieved from that work?
Do the findings surprise you? Do feel free to give your comments, ask any questions or indeed offer your own answers to this problem.
These visuals appear courtesy of getvoip.com/blog
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