Employees Wasting Time at Work

According to a recent survey, one of the biggest culprits is Internet Surfing. Because of this every hour wasted has a direct negative impact on the bottom line of the industry.

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Employees are involved into many activities that waste time at work. Peer politics, internet browsing, daily meetings, and fixing bugs are a few. A majority of employees regularly spend time talking with co-workers unrelated to work. The survey also revealed which websites are the most conducive to slacking off. Not surprisingly, socializing on Facebook occupied 41%, while 37% use LinkedIn, and 25% are shopping at Amazon. Other destinations include Yahoo and Google+ and to a lesser extent Twitter and Pinterest.

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Yes, 25% of government workers waste the maximum hours at work — the highest in the survey. One person’s “waste of time” might be another’s productivity booster–says the 60% of people who think spending time on non work-related tasks during work hours actually improves productivity. On the flip side, the industry that wastes the least time is Healthcare, with 16% of workers claiming they never waste time on the job.

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