Stats on Wasting Time at Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

wasting time at work

This week is dedicated to optimizing your workplace for productivity, so it's only appropriate that I share some stats on wasting time at work. Employees admit to wasting 3 hours in a typical 8-hour workday -- time that could be spent exercising, relaxing or doing other stuff. All three of these activities can ultimately boost productivity even though they don't actually involve doing work.

Here's some more food for thought: Some 18 hours a week are spent trolling on the Internet during the workday, and 64 percent of employees admit to using the Web for personal purposes on their employer's time. Check out this post for another infographic with statistics on slacking.

laziness in the workplace infographic

Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, branding consultant and communication efficiency specialist who helps entrepreneurs and high-performance teams become ridiculously efficient.

Marissa has worked with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs on the planet. She’s dialed in to the frustrations these results-oriented, interrupt-driven individuals have with bureaucracy and suboptimal team performance. Her coaching helps entrepreneurs counteract growth-killing practices and unlock unparalleled performance from their support staff.