MENLO PARK, Calif., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've ever felt like there's not enough time in the work week, your cell phone and list of errands may be to blame. Professionals surveyed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they squander an average of 56 minutes per day, or the equivalent of nearly five hours a week, using their mobile device for non-work activities in the office. In contrast, senior managers estimate their staff members spend 39 minutes each day on their cell phones during business hours.
Workers also admitted to clocking 42 minutes a day on personal tasks. All in all, the average employee could be wasting more than 8 hours per work week on activities unrelated to the job.
"It's understandable that employees may occasionally use their mobile devices or attend to personal tasks during business hours. But these activities can easily become big distractions," said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam. "To best manage their time, staff can take advantage of breaks during lunch and throughout the day to catch up on non-work email or errands."
About the Research
The surveys of workers and senior managers were developed by OfficeTeam. They were conducted by independent research firms and include responses from more than 300 U.S. workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments, and more than 300 senior managers at U.S. companies with 20 or more employees.
OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, is the nation's leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals. The company has 300 locations worldwide. For additional information, visit roberthalf.com/officeteam. Follow the OfficeTeam Take Note® blog at roberthalf.com/officeteam/blog for career and management advice.
View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/working-hard-or-hardly-working-employees-waste-more-than-one-day-a-week-on-non-work-activities-300490524.html