Wasting Time at Work 2012

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

Is "Waste" the Wrong Word?

With all this talk of "wasting time" during work by checking Facebook, chatting with coworkers, etc., it's a worthwhile question to ask: are those things truly time-wasters?

Not according to the people who took our survey.

Nearly three-quarters -- 71 percent -- of respondents said they believe short breaks throughout the day are beneficial. By being able to check Facebook, Twitter and have periods of brief downtime throughout the workday, those surveyed said they believe employees will actually be more productive than if restrictions are placed on them.