For all the time and money companies invest to improve productivity by training employees, integrating technology, and working with productivity and project management experts, there is still a significant amount of wasted time every day at nearly every company.
One year ago, I shared in infographic that showed how wasted time affects workplace productivity. Now, it’s time to take a closer look at some of the most common workplace time wasters.
Take a look at the infographic from TimeDoctor below which provides some statistics about the top three activities that employees are wasting time on every day. According to the infographic, the number one workplace time waster is chatting with co-workers followed by non-work related internet surfing and useless meetings.
Interestingly, two of these activities (speaking with co-workers outside of meetings and getting together as a group in meetings) are two of the main reasons that some companies like Yahoo! and HP are reducing telecommuting, claiming that this type of interaction is critical to future success. Sounds like there is a disconnect. Follow the links see more statistics about the benefits of telecommuting and an infographic about telecommuting.
Via: Time Doctor
L Rob says
Ouch! These are all so TRUE! I admit that i do those things occasionally. Who doesn’t?
I think these time wasters can be prevented if: work monitoring is being used, daily work quota is expected and blocking of sites like social networks, games, chats, etc. Most companies owners now are wiser and are thinking up ways for employees to be productive.
Though, I gotta admit, some of the things mentioned above cant be prevented. And some even makes work tolerable!