5 Things Your Employees Are Doing Right Now Instead of Working

Time to Get Serious About Productivity

Face it: Your employees are going to slack off. In fact, people who work 45 hours per week consider 17 of those hours to be unproductive, according to a widely cited Microsoft Office Personal Productivity Challenge study.

The question isn’t how you’ll put an end to all that downtime — that’s simply not realistic — but rather how you can mitigate the distractions so they don’t take a major toll on your business.

The first step is to find out what your employees are doing instead of working. The next step is to figure out the best way to react to these distractions so you can get employees back on track. Be on the lookout for these five workplace distractions for your employees — and learn what you can do about them.

— Andrea Poe