Ever let distractions get in the way of your work?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
According to an ADP Canada survey, over 49 per cent of us admit we could be more productive in the work place.
Spokeswoman with ADP Canada, Elizabeth Williams, says lack of productivity shouldn’t be confused with laziness.
“This is actually coming from people who are sounding like they want to do more at work, they’re just finding it very difficult, and so the concern for employers really is that when you get employees who are trying their best to get stuff done and they’re not getting it done, then they’re going to start getting frustrated,” she said.
Williams also says it could be the businesses that are to blame, not employees.
“The fix for some of these productivity killers is actually pretty simple. If you’ve got people who are distracted at work, turning down the noise a little bit at work, or even just inviting them to work more flexible hours, so that they could either come in a bit early when it’s quiet or stay late when it’s a little late quiet. That might help reduce some of the distraction,” Williams said.
Poor systems, chatty co-workers and boredom are just some of the reasons why workers are lagging behind.