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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 07/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Bayt.com 'Distractions at Work in the Mena' poll further revealed that social media sites are seen to be the worst at snatching attention away from work. However, eight out of 10 respondents believe that they are efficient at their job, despite the distractions.

59.3 per cent of Mena respondents consider that having their attention snatched away from work is a 'big problem,' and that the main culprit for distraction is social media, according to 24.7 per cent. Yet, other activities rank highly on the list of top distractions as well, with respondents saying that the top distractions at work include: colleagues and the chance to socialise (18.3 per cent); news websites (10.2 per cent, with 31.2 per cent stating that their efficiency at work is affected by news coming from neighbouring countries); work-related matters that are not linked to current tasks are also considered to be big distractions (10 per cent); email (eight per cent), instant messaging (4.3 per cent), and YouTube (2.7 per cent). Meanwhile, 21.8 per cent of respondents say that all of the above are equally as distracting.

A more professional work environmenwould help 30.2 per cent of respondents to be less distracted, while 23.3 per cent state that they would be more likely to concentrate more on work if they had a better work/life balance. A fifth (21.4 per cent) would like more challenging work to keep them occupied. Despite all of the distractions, 83.5 per cent of respondents consider themselves to be efficient at work, and three quarters (73.9 per cent) working from a to-do list in the office.


"It is interesting that a fifth of respondents would like more challenging work to be less distracted, and that a further quarter claim that a better work-life balance would result in less distractions," said Suhail Masri, VP of sales, Bayt.com. "This points to fact that more can be done by employers around the Mena to make their employees more satisfied at work."

According to the latest information compiled by Xerox on the changing dynamics in the workforce, three out of five employees claim that they don't need the office to be productive. In addition, 38 per cent of workers feel most productive at home, while 66 per cent of workers expect 24/7 access to corporate networks and information from any device.

 


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