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XforCOMWorst workplace time-waster

July 15, 2011 by James Russo
Posted in: Communication, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News and Views, Technology

And the winner is …

… email, in a landslide victory.

That comes from a BLR poll asking employees which nonwork-related activities distract them most.

Here are the time-waster “winners” from poll:

  • Email (sending and receiving) — 57%
  • Web surfing — 17%
  • Social media sites — 14%
  • Instant messaging — 4%

Most employees admit they get too caught up in reading and responding to emails. The remedy?

Let us know when you find one.

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