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Productivity Prohibitors: How to Stop Them in Their Tracks

PRODUCTIVITY PROHIBITORS And How to Stop Them in Their Tracks WHAT PROHIBITS YOUR PRODUCTIVITY? 20 hours 5 hours Every week, employees spend 20 hours online and 5 hours surfing non work-related sites. In a nationwide survey of more than 2,060 professionals 18-years-old and up: 1) 61% 86% 40% agree loud colleagues are the biggest office distraction prefer to work alone to hit maximum productivity consider impromptu meetings from co-workers stopping by their workspace as a major distraction 46% 27% primarily communicate with co-workers through email, Im, or phone to avoid the distractions of face-to-face believe they'd be more productive in an open room or newsroom setting (as opposed to cubicles or separate offices) interaction Another nationwide study of 2,138 hiring managers and human resources and 3,022 full-time, private sector workers across industries and company sizes asked, "What do you consider the primary productivity stoppers in the workplace?" 50% 42% 39% 38% 27% gossip cell phone/ texting Internet social snack breaks media or smoke breaks 0) 24% 23% 23% 23% 10% noisy co-workers meetings email co-workers co-workers putting calls on speaker phone dropping by Nearly 3 in 4 employers have implemented some measures to mitigate productivity killers at work. Tactics include: 22% 36% blocking certain Internet sites at work 25% 19% prohibiting personal calls or personal use of cell phones monitoring emails and Internet usage scheduling lunch and break times 14% 13% 12% 11% limiting meetings allowing people to telecommute restricting use of speaker phones if not in an office implementing an open space layout instead of cubicles According to the State of Workplace Productivity Report, which surveyed 2,009 full time employees 18 and older: 65% only 19% are allowed by their employers to work remotely think a flexible and remote work schedule would increase their productivity 37% 23% think 19% would opt for open desk layouts believe a closed office fosters the partitioned cubicles help most productivity only 12% use wearable tech for work 71% 66% would be willing to use wearable tech if it helped them do their job better of wearable-tech users say it has helped them be more productive 76% would be motivated to use company-provided wearable tech that allows employers to track job performance and productivity For each month's data 54% 46% would be 41% would be open to would be open to receiving an extra vacation day open to a flexible and remote work schedule a work week reduced by 5% COST OF PRODUCTIVITY PROHIBITORS Each year, America's vices, distractions, and health problems cost U.S. employers $1.8 trillion in lost productivity: = $10 BILLION $ = $10 MILLION Lack of engagement with the job: $550 billion Parents stressed over the cost of child care: $300 billion Hangovers: $160 billion Obesity and other chronic health conditions: $153 billion Cigarette smoking: $92 billion Excessive commuting: $90 billion Insomnia: $63 billion Balancing work with care-giving for older relatives: $33.6 billion Facebook: $28 billion Email spam: $21 billion SPAM Fantasy football: $18.7 billion Changing computer passwords at work so frequently: $16 billion NCAA tournament: $134 million HOW TO STOP PRODUCTIVITY PROHIBITORS IN THEIR TRACKS LIMIT INTERRUPTIONS Read your email at intervals 28% of the Multitasking can reduce productivity by up to 40% Block off a average office worker's day is spent focused on conference room to knock out a project and avoid distractions at instead of opening each one Unnecessary as soon interruptions your desk as it comes in WORK IN INTERVALS AND PRIORITIZE t. Working in 90-minute intervals maximizes productivity. The human brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes before it needs a break. Focus single-mindedly on your most challenging and important task for 60 to 90 minutes, then allow yourself a break. ORGANIZE AND PLAN One study found 27% of participants feel disorganized at work. De-clutter your 91% said they would be more effective and efficient in their workspace if it were better organized. workspace and clearly lay out your game plan for the week. Determine what you need to accomplish each day. Estimate how much time each project will take. Set a priority level for each project/task. ALLOW WORK-FROM-HOME DAYS More than 2/3 of employers report increased productivity among their telecommuters. Teleworkers typically: Continue to work when they're sick (without infecting others) Return to work more quickly following surgery or medical issues Can run errands or schedule appointments without losing a full day DON'T PROCRASTINATE The average worker admits to wasting 2.09 hours each day When we procrastinate,we imagine the worst parts of a project, which delays us from ever starting. Break up a plan into manageable tasks, then dive in. The brain tries to simulate real work by doing small, mindless, simple tasks to fill the time instead. on non job-related activities. There's no stopping the influx of emails or an occasional impromptu meeting, but with just a little planning and mindfulness there are ways to increase daily productivity. · · • • • Brought to you by: In Partnership with: SUREPAYROLL A Paychex® Company GHERGICH&Co. 000 %24

Productivity Prohibitors: How to Stop Them in Their Tracks

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