So you decided to read it anyway, don't worry, you're not alone. The internet is the second most distracting thing in the workplace behind cell phones. Ironic really, as almost everyone has and needs these two inventions in order to actually do their job.
So how do we stay more productive in the workplace? Surprisingly, this article suggests embracing these necessary evils, not getting rid of them. Read on to be distracted just a little bit more;)
What’s causing employees to be so distracted at work? A Careerbuilder.com survey indicates that cell phones are the most common distraction—52% of the 2,000+ respondents reported this as the top distraction. Cell phones were followed by the internet (44%), gossip (37%), and social media (36%). Numerous studies—including this one from Oxford Economics—reveal that noisy work environments are major distractions in the workplace. Not good news, considering cubicle farms are the norm in offices nationwide.