Productivity drainers: 7 biggest workplace distractions

Whether it’s the chatterbox in the next cubicle or following friends’ relationship dramas on Facebook, employees have a wide range of distractions competing for their time and attention at work. Here are the seven biggest distractions to employees, according to a poll from employee assistance program provider ComPsych. What’s most (and least) distracting may surprise you. (Images: Thinkstock)

1. The biggest distraction at work according to 22% of employees surveyed was “personal relationship issues.” Implementing an employee assistance program (EAP) can be a valuable employee resource to help workers solve work and personal problems.




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