What’s Wasting Your Time at Work?

Are you bogged down with emails? Do you spend a good part of your day in meetings or trying to organize your desk? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey from Express Employment Professionals revealed what employers believe are the biggest daily wastes of time in the workplace.

Of the more than 2,000 respondents, 21% identified “constant interruptions by employees/co-workers” as the biggest office time waster. An additional 17% said “reading/replying to email” wastes too much time, and 15% selected “unnecessary meetings.” Disorganization, social media, and smoke breaks also made the list. Take a look at the graphic below for the full results:


“Today’s workplace is full of distractions. Modern conveniences can easily become modern wastes of time,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. “The first step in reducing wasted time is recognizing its causes. It’s easy to feel like we are at the mercy of forces beyond our control, but setting clear priorities and sharing them with co-workers can help improve productivity and ease workplace frustrations.”

How do you stay focused at work? Share your tips in the comments section below!

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