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Top 10 Productivity Killers at Work
Technology might be making our lives easier, but it also tends to be a top distraction in the workplace. HEre’s what employers identify as their biggest distractions in the office.
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We get paid to work, but it can be hard to stay focused with all our gadgets and overly social colleagues. Here are the top productivity stoppers in the workplace, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.com

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10. Co-workers Putting Call on Speaker Phone: 10%

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9. Co-workers Dropping by: 23%

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8. Email: 23%

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7. Meetings 23%

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6. Noisy Co-Workers: 24%

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5. Snack or smoke breaks: 27%

(Reuters)

Social media

4. Social Media 38%

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Internet Web Site URL

3. Internet 39%

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2. Gossip: 42%

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1. Cell phone/texting-50%

Top 10 Productivity Killers at Work

Technology might be making our lives easier, but it also tends to be a top distraction in the workplace. HEre’s what employers identify as their biggest distractions in the office.

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