Here are the top productivity killers according to popular recent polls.
They are broken down into two areas: Environmental issues revolving on
the workplace and Distractions issues dealing with co-workers.

Distractions

In a recent poll from Lee Hecht Harrison the number one issue keeping
employees from being more productive is talkative coworkers. An
overwhelming 45% of those surveyed identified talkative coworkers as
the most disruptive or distracting thing at work. This is more than
double the second most disruptive, distracting thing.

Workplace conversations include direct discussions between two or
more employees. They seem harmless enough but their impact goes
beyond the two involved as they are also a distraction to all employees
within earshot. With most offices being designed to encourage
employees to learn from one another it is very difficult to get away from
all conversations in the workplace. In fact, in some working
environments employees find conversation to be extremely useful in their
growth as an individual. It is in this overhearing how a coworker has
resolved a problem that the eavesdropper can learn how to handle a
similar situation should they ever have to.

If we acknowledge some workplace conversation is beneficial for
employee growth and we know that conversation in general is disruptive
it is imperative to limit nonessential conversation. Just as smokers are
allowed to step away for cigarette, employees discussing lengthy or
complex issues need to step away from the work area, even if the
conversation would be beneficial to others.

Click here for the top 10 distraction impediments to productivity,
according to research by Career Builder of Chicago .

Environmental issues

The balance of the Lee Hecht Harrison survey of 848 US workers was
environmental issues.
Click here to see the top 5.

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