For me, it’s the news stories my coworkers post in our Slack channel. Or an email about free food in the office. Or suddenly remembering that I forgot to do something on my to-do list. Or seeing I have a new Snapchat.
Yeah … it’s a lot of things. But I’m not alone: As reported by the National Business Research Institute, the top five office productivity killers are cell phones, the internet, gossip, social media, and email. And 85% of employers report needing to increase productivity.
Working more won’t help -- as soon as we hit 50 hours a week, output starts to decline, yet 40% of people report working more. But all hope isn’t lost. The infographic below from ResourcefulManager outlines common distractions and productivity tips for doing more in less time.
Originally published May 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017