A new survey of 800 UK-based workers by online print provider instantprint has revealed how much typical workplace annoyances can damage business performance.
Well over half of respondents (58%) said that they’re regularly annoyed by colleagues during the workday, with only4% saying they’ve never been annoyed by a co-worker’s actions.
These annoyances can have a tangible effect on businesses, with one in three workers saying they have a directly negative impact on their productivity. When asked to rank office habits based on which is most annoying, the following five came out on top:
- Poor personal hygiene
- Eating smelly food in the office
- Taking frequent smoking breaks
- Constant whistling
- Being late
You can see the full breakdown of survey results in the blog post here: https://www.instantprint.co.uk/printspiration/be-inspired/how-to-deal-with-annoying-colleagues