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The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

75 per­cent of U.S. em­ploy­ers say two or more hours are lost daily in the work­place due to “dis­tracted” em­ploy­ees. 55 per­cent say cell phone use and tex­ting is the “big­gest pro­duc­tiv­ity killer in the work­place.” 41 per­cent cite “the In­ter­net”, 39 per­cent cite gos­sip, 37 per­cent so­cial me­dia. 27 per­cent say smoke breaks, 26 per­cent email, 24 per­cent staff meet­ings. 20 per­cent cite noisy co-work­ers, 9 per­cent “sit­ting in a cu­bi­cle.” Source: A Ca­reerBuilder sur­vey of 2,186 man­agers and HR pro­fes­sion­als con­ducted Feb. 10 to March 17 and re­leased Fri­day.

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