96% of UK Workers Say They’ve Been Annoyed by Their Colleagues

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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:

  1. Poor personal hygiene
  2. Eating smelly food in the office
  3. Taking frequent smoking breaks
  4. Constant whistling
  5. 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