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What’s killing your productivity at work?

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Is your biggest time waster: texting? surfing the web? chatting with co-workers? A new Career­Builder study reveals behaviors that employers say are the biggest productivity killers in the workplace.

Personal use of technology is one of the leading culprits. One in four workers spends at least one hour a day on personal calls, emails or texts. And 21% spend one hour or more during a typical workday searching the Inter­net on nonwork-related information.

The top 10 productivity killers:

Cell phone/texting    50%

Gossip    45%

Internet    39%

Social media    38%

Snack or smoke breaks    27%

Noisy co-workers    24%

Meetings    23%

Email    23%

Co-workers dropping by    23%

Co-workers on speakerphone    10%

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