Wasting Time at Work 2012

Our Survey Shows How Much Time Employees Waste at Work & How They Do It

Wasted Time Occurs Offline Too

Companies that solely blame the Internet for wasted time aren't seeing the big picture, and might benefit from a look in the mirror.

Only 18 percent of those surveyed listed the Internet as a time-waster. The biggest waste of time, according to 47 percent of our respondents, is having to attend too many meetings. That's followed by dealing with office politics (43 percent), fixing other peoples' mistakes (37 percent), coping with annoying coworkers (36 percent), busy work (22 percent) and returning an abundance of work emails (20 percent).

Dealing with bosses came in last at a mere 14 percent.