Gabbing at water coolers 'biggest time suckers' at workAug 17, 3:48 pm
Washington, August 17 (ANI): 14 percent of office goers have said that talking at length about trivial matters at the water cooler is the was the largest time waster at work, according to a new survey.The new TrackVia survey of 300 people revealed that it's not Facebook that reduces productivity at work but the office water-cooler and those annoying software updates and computer glitches that are behind the loss of productivity in the workplace.The time lost dealing with software and computer problems came in second at 11 percent. Only 5 percent of the survey participants blamed Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts for wasting time at work.The unscientific, opt-in poll sponsored by TrackVia received 300 responses from non-executive employees across the United States.When it comes to peer-to-peer communication, the survey found that one in seven employees spent one to two hours per week addressing a misunderstanding or miscommunication with a colleague."While some may argue that company policies and procedures can be considered a point of frustration and wasted time with workers, the survey found that only four percent of respondents considered it their biggest waste of time," ABC News quoted TrackVia as saying in a statement."In fact, when asked specifically about company policies, rules or procedures, some 44 percent said they actually helped increase productivity at least slightly," it added. (ANI)
Holiday office parties may do more harm than good Dec 12, 10:26 am
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): A new study has found that office holiday bashes, which are thrown with the intention of promoting team unity, leave members of racially diverse groups feeling more disconnected than connected from other co-workers.Full Story »
Experts say line between professional and personal life 'blurring' Dec 10, 11:16 am
Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that now-a-days employers disregard the motto of keeping professional and personal lives separate, and like to profit from their employees 'free' time and non-professional aptitudes.Full Story »
Wearing trainers at work may help you earn more respect Dec 9, 9:56 am
London, Dec 09 (ANI): While it is often customary to wear formal attire at the workplace, a new study has claimed that wearing more casual clothes to the office can enhance an employee's standing among co-workers.Full Story »
It's official! Pregnant women do experience discrimination at work Dec 8, 11:26 am
London, Dec. 8 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that many expecting women experience unfair and unlawful treatment at work, and some even get sacked just for taking maternity leave.Full Story »
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