Did you know that American workers spend nearly 20% of their time goofing off on the job? That’s what a 2006 survey conducted by Salary.com and AOL revealed. I doubt that medical practices are excluded from this phenomenon.
Here’s what these employees are doing the most when they should be busy at work:
- Surfing the net;
- Errands; and
- Spacing out.
Why is this happening and what can you do about it? I believe the primary reasons for monkey business happening on your time are boredom, a lack of direction or people not really liking their jobs very much.
Stand up and take notice. Make sure you are clear on your expectations and provide a work environment that makes people feel important and helps them succeed. Employees can make a break your future – you need everyone on the team contributing and feeling valued.
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