A second survey by Harris HRS +0.60% Poll for CareerBuilder queried 2,138 hiring managers and HR professionals and 3,022 full-time workers across a variety of industries and company sizes to determine the reasons for the steadily increasing waste of time. Not surprisingly, personal use of technology continues to lead the charge. Twenty-four percent of workers admitted they spend at least an hour a day on personal email, texts and personal calls.
- More than half of employers blame people’s mobile phones and texting for lowering their output.
- Of course, you might argue that your phone and other potentially distracting technologies actually help improve your productivity and keep you connected to work around the clock.
- The key to harnessing that kind of productive power, though, is to know how and when to use what tools appropriately.
“”If one wants to be healthy and happy and satisfied at work and have a sense of accomplishment, you have to be incredibly proactive about how you manage your time at work,” Glei said.”