The 10 Biggest Killers of Productivity at Work
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While most Americans put in an average 40 hour work week, the truth is that many of us aren't using our time efficiently.
Productivity in the first quarter of 2014 fell at a 3.2% annual rate, the number of hours worked climbed 2.2% and still output declined, according to data from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Harris Poll surveyed over 5,000 hiring managers and full time private sector workers in various industries, in conjunction with CareerBuilder to explore the biggest productivity killers at work.
Here are their findings:
#10 Conference Calls On Speakerphone
Speakerphone calls can be distracting to those around you unless you book a private conference room.
Even in a conference room, there always seems to be someone late dialing in or on the call who can't hear, or worse-- someone who isn't muted, and you can hear everything that's going on at their end.
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