Chatty workmates voted biggest work distraction

Chatty workmates voted biggest work distraction

Talkative colleagues are the most distractive influence at work, according to a new poll by recruitment specialists Robert Walters.

Almost two thirds of Irish professionals listed talkative colleagues as the most time-consuming distraction.

Personal e-mails or the internet was second at 25%and social networking sites and smoking breaks were equal third with 6% of responses.

Many workers engage in conversations with colleagues out of politeness but with many offices now open plan, other people's conversations can also be hard to avoid.

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