Nearly, most of the offices have internet connection for their employees for research or for gathering important information related to the job. Dilemma arises when this question crosses our mind that is social media distracting workers at workplace? Answer to this question is that depends on the intention of the person for which he or she is utilizing internet as 77% of workers who have Facebook account spend almost 2 hours on this social networking site.
23.4% people say that socializing with the co-workers at the workplace leads to distraction from work. Social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Yahoo drives away workers focus from work. Surprisingly, 64% of employees visit non-work related websites during work and 69% of already employed respondents will be looking for new jobs or open job letters from their workplace.
For 47% workers meetings are the biggest time waster while 6.8% get perturbed due to personal business. Shockingly, 36% say dealing with annoying co-workers is their biggest waste of time and 22% complain about wastage of time performing unproductive busy work. For 23% of employees boredom also turns out to be a reason of wasting time.
Here is the infographic displaying all the reasons involved in distraction and wastage of time at workplace: