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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.