10 Largest Time Wasters at Work

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A full eight out of ten American employees report they waste time at work each day, and 3/4 of those admit to wasting between 30 minutes and an hour. While that may not seem like a huge amount of time when you account for time getting settled in the morning, coffee, or idle chatting with colleagues throughout the day, it adds up. While you can’t ensure that all your workers are working all the time, a number of the biggest time wasters are fully preventable. Let’s check out the ten largest sources of wasted time in the workplace.

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