2014 Wasting Time at Work Survey

Workers Are Wasting More Time Than Ever in 2014

Wasted Time at Work is WAY Up

Last year, 69% of all respondents said they waste at least some time at work on a daily basis. But between now and then, it appears boredom has set in because that number jumped considerably.

The number of people in this year’s survey who reported wasting time at work every day is up to a whopping 89% -- a 20% increase compared to last year. The increases came in people spending longer periods “wasting time.” Here’s the breakdown:

  • 31% waste roughly 30 minutes daily
  • 31% waste roughly 1 hour daily
  • 16% waste roughly 2 hours daily
  • 6% waste roughly 3 hours daily
  • 2% waste roughly 4 hours daily
  • 2% waste 5 or more hours daily

Which means 4% of people surveyed waste at least half the average workday on non work-related tasks.