The American worker wastes during the work day—1.7 hours on average. And those hours add up—employers pay $759 billion per year for work that employees don't actually perform.
What do employees do instead?
- Get distracted by the Internet: 44.7 percent
- Socialize: 23.4 percent
- Handle personal business: 6.8 percent
- Space out: 3.9 percent
- Apply for other jobs: 1.3 percent
- Other: 19.9 percent
Here's why employees say they slack off:
- 1 in 3 say it's because they don't have any work to do.
- 1 in 4 say it's because they think they are underpaid.
- 1 in 6 say it's because their co-workers distract them.