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Avoid These 10 Biggest Office Distractions to Get Work Done

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What is the one goal you have in mind when entering the office in the morning? To get work done. What is often the last thing you are able to finish? The things you have planned for the day.

If this scenario is something that you have recently encountered, then its time to beat procrastination and look for solutions.

In order to find the underlining reasons people don't get the right work done, Weekdone (https://weekdone.com) analysed different studies.

Turns out, you spend a lot of time and effort to get work done. Yet, it's often something that demands more attention and energy than originally thought of. Why? One of the reasons might be that 28% of time spent at work goes to dealing with unnecessary interruptions. According to Wall Street Journal #research, on average, office workers are interrupted every 3 minutes.

What is worse, getting back to the previous work mode takes much more time. According to Office of National Statistics, getting back on task takes 23 minutes. So, how to get work done? You need to make time for work that matters and eliminate the distractions.

First, start by acknowledging the office distractions you probably meet on a daily base. In this slideshow you will discover the 10 biggest office distractions that stop you from finishing the work on time.

See the related infographic and blog post in Weekdone blog: https://blog.weekdone.com/avoid-office-distractions-to-get-work-done/

Published in: Career, Self Improvement, Business

Avoid These 10 Biggest Office Distractions to Get Work Done

  1. Biggest Office Distractions Here’s Why You Don’t Finish Your Work On Time
  2. Commercials 2 years This is how an average Joe spends his life: Sleeping 25 years Working 10.3 years Watch TV 9.1 years Driving 4.3 years Eating 3.66 years
  3. is interrupted every 3 minutes, getting back on task takes 23 minutes. At work, average Joe:
  4. spends28%ofhis time dealing with unnece ssaryinterruptions 12 6 39 wastes 2 to 3 hours per day
  5. Who or What are These Biggest Time Wasters at Work? Meetings 1 in 4 complain that they spend more time in meetings talking about work than actually doing it. Office politics 47% feel that office politics take away from their productivity and is one of the top 10 stressors. Socializing coworkers About 40% say they’d get a lot more done if co-workers would quit stopping by to chat.
  6. “I SCHEDULED THIS MEETING TO DISCUSS THE SCHEDULING OF NEXT WEEK’S MEETINGS.” MEETINGS THE PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE TO WORK
  7. Get real-time status updates Set and monitor goals Give feedback and more Increase your team's productivity with Weekdone
  8. Emails Office workers check their e-mails 30-40 times an hour. Fixing other’s mistakes Conducting personal business Internet 47% of survey respondents admitted to on-line time procrastinating. 64% of employees visit non-work related websites every day at work.
  9. Micromanaging bosses 38% would rather do unpleasant activities — like opt for more work or sit next to someone who eats noisily — than sit next to their boss.
  10. Wrong temperature Research has shown that the ideal office temperature for maximum productivity is 76 to 77 degrees (24 - 25 celsius).
  11. Multiscreen multitasking Multitasking leads to a 40% drop in productivity, increased stress and a 10% drop in IQ.
  12. One hour of distracted time means $10 375 of wasted productivity per person per year. Lost time = big bucks = stress
  13. Get real-time status updates Set and monitor goals Give feedback and more Increase your team's productivity with Weekdone
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