Top 10 Productivity Killers at Work

Productivity killers at work

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
SUBSCRIBE

When it comes to office distractions, it may not come as a surprise that the leading culprit is personal use of technology. But sometimes, an employee’s worst enemy when it comes to productivity is another employee.

According to a new study from CareerBuilder, 24 percent of employers list “noisy co-workers” as the number one obstacle to productivity. Another 23 percent say coworkers stopping by each other’s work spaces are to blame.

A surprising one in four workers confessed to spending at least one hour a day on personal calls, emails or texts while on the clock. One in five said s/he spent at least one hour every workday visiting non-work related websites.

Want to catch up on the day’s news? Sign up for the Nightly Perspective newsletter from Brian Williams and the Nightly News team here.