Top 10 productivity killers at work

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New survey data released by CareerBuilder  details the biggest office time wasters (more than a few prolonged this post). The national survey included over 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professional and over 3,000 workers.

Top among the productivity killers were technology and co-workers, with a full quarter of respondents saying they spend at least one hour a day on personal calls, email or texts.

The top ten productivity stoppers were:

1. Cell phone/texting

2.  Gossip

3. The Internet

4.  Social media

5.  Snack breaks or smoke breaks

6. Noisy co-workers

7. Meetings

8. Email

9. Co-workers dropping by

10. Co-workers putting calls on speaker phone

Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder, offered 6 tips for productive work.

1. Organize and prioritize

2. Limit interruptions

3. Avoid unnecessary meetings

4. Get personal on your own time

5. Communicate wisely

6. Don’t delay the inevitable

[Read the full release at CareerBuilder]

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