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2013 Wasting Time at Work Survey

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Wasting Time in the Office

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Now that we know workers are wasting time at work, the next question is what are they doing?

Obviously the Internet is a big time-waster, and our survey data backs that up. Among the various types of personal websites people visit most at work, news sites proved to be the most popular as 37% of respondents chose checking the news as their top time-waster. The good news for employers is 20% of workers claim they don't visit any non work-related websites while they're on the clock.

Other types of most-visited time-wasting sites included:

  • Social media: 14%
  • Online shopping: 12%
  • Entertainment/lifestyle: 8%
  • Sports: 3%
  • Travel: 2%