CareerBuilder conducted a survey of nearly 2200 hiring and HR managers to get a pulse of what ruins productivity the fastest. In the process, they learned things both useful and pretty funny. Cell phones come in as the first place distraction, at 52 percent. The Internet and general gossip come next at 44 percent and 37 percent respectively. The rest of them in order go like this: social media at 36 percent, email at 31 percent, coworkers dropping by at 27 percent, meetings at 26 percent, smoke breaks/snack breaks at 27 percent, noisy coworkers at 17 percent, and sitting in a cubicle at 10 percent. Beyond that, there were some funny isolated incidents recorded in the study, such as these: An employee was flying drones around the office. An employee sabotaged somebody’s tires. One employee apparently attempted a sponge bath in the bathroom sink. So, there ya go.
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