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How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC
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Your employees are at work. Sure. But there’s a better than 50 percent chance that they aren’t getting real work done.

Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, according to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive. That means more than half of their hours at the office are spent doing other things. Have a look at your latest payroll statement: that’s expensive lost productivity.

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Wasted time at the office goes toward taming the ever-spawning inbox, handling administrative tasks, going to meetings and dealing with miscellaneous interruptions, according to the survey.

For more data on the culture of the current office community, including how business employees prefer to communicate and what causes most workplace conflicts, have a looksee at the infographic embedded below.

Oh, and then get back to work.   

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How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

 

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