Distracted employees can lead to a host of problems, from low productivity to costly mistakes. So what’s more distracting, a loud coworker or office drama?
According to the CareerBuilder survey, loud colleagues beat out office drama when it comes to disturbing the workplace. The most common distractions are non-job-related conversations with colleagues and Internet searches.
Here’s a look at the numbers:
- Chats with coworkers about non-work-related stuff: 34 percent
- Internet searches: 22 percent
- Loud coworkers: 18 percent
- Personal calls or e-mails: 17 percent
- Office drama: 15 percent
- Daydreaming: 11 percent
- Gossip: 7 percent
- Watching TV in the break room: 2 percent
- Not understanding how to do the work: 4 percent