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Udemy In Depth: 2018 Workplace Distraction Report


Noisy, interruption-prone offices make employees unmotivated, stressed, and frustrated.

Coping with Workplace Distractions: A Learning Culture Can Help People Work Smarter

Companies regularly roll out new technologies and tools intended to help people do their jobs more efficiently, collaborate more directly, and boost productivity. But they’ve also spawned new sources of digital distraction. Our findings indicate companies would be wise to acknowledge the challenges workers have staying focused and provide training on soft skills to help maintain productivity.

Key Findings

  • 70% agree that training can help people get better at blocking out distractions and achieving focus
  • 36% of millennials/Gen Z say they spend 2 or more hours per work day looking at their phones for personal activities
  • 66% have never talked to a manager about their struggles with workplace distraction
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