Office workers are annoyed by the chatter of co-workers, the disengagement from work and the misuse of the email client

Published on October 31, 2007

Office workers are annoyed by the chatter of co-workers, the disengagement from work and the misuse of the email client

    According to a survey released at the beginning of the week, work colleagues who spend their days gossiping, organizing their home life, or clicking on the “Reply to All” button in the “electric mail” client, get in the office the most.

    A survey conducted by Harris Interactive among 2429 American respondents revealed that the most annoying factor in the workplace is gossip, chatter - 60% of respondents agreed with this opinion.

    An online survey conducted for the Randstad USA recruitment agency showed that the second largest annoying factor (54%) was the poor distribution of co-workers' time, as they were distracted by unnecessary phone calls and surfing the net during office hours.

    The disorder in collective places, like dirty dishes in sinks, irritated 45% of respondents, and strong smells of perfume, tobacco smoke and food did not please 42% of workers.

    As it turned out, 41% of employees did not like loud conversations and ringtones on mobile phones, overuse of electronic personal communication devices at meetings - 28%, and incorrect use of e-mail (pressing the “reply to all” button, instead of simply “answering”) - 22% .

    Despite the fact that most people didn’t like certain things of their colleagues, not all of them could declare this. So, to make a colleague a note that he speaks too loudly, 42% of the employees would decide, 34% could speak out about chatter, and about 25% about the improper use of "electric mail".