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The Top 10 BIGGEST Workplace Time Wasters

 

 

 

 

It should come as no surprise that employees don’t always put in a full eight hours at work. What may be a surprise is how often this is the case According to a survey conducted by Salary.com which polled 750 employees, 89% admitted to wasting time at work. Every. Single. Day.

The Biggest Culprits

  1. Cell Phone/Texting
  2. Social Media
  3. Office Socializing
  4. Snack/Food Breaks
  5. Cigarette Breaks
  6. Personal Phone Calls
  7. Personal Grooming
  8. Watching Videos online
  9. Arriving Late or Early
  10. Online shopping

Why Waste Time?

Employees wasting time probably isn’t too shocking and neither are the reasons for it. We all know employees who text at work, surf the web, or can’t help but spend time chatting up the receptionist.

Cutting Down on Wasting Time

Every organization wants to improve their productivity and efficiency. There are a number of ways companies are trying to cut down on time wasting and increase productivity and efficiency

For example:

  • Planning meetings better to maximize the workday
  • Better office organization and distribution of work
  • Increased reliance on technology to streamline various processes

How About Taking a Break?

The examples above all have merit for trying to combat inefficiency. However, most employees don’t feel as though a lack of organization or planning leads to time wasting. In fact, one of the interesting aspects of the salary.com survey revealed the reason a majority (53%) of employees gave for wasting time was a sincere belief that short breaks actually increase productivity. While at first glance this may sound like a half-hearted rationalization, the idea is not without merit.

Science Backs It Up

Numerous studied have been undertaken on the effect small breaks have on productivity and the results indicate that brief diversions from work can dramatically increase the ability to focus for prolonged periods of time.

 

 

 

"We’re looking at you, Jim."

 

Time “Wasted” On Health

One of the ways many companies are buying into this idea is through the use of workplace exercise routines. Studies show that brief periods of exercise throughout the work day have a positive effect on both cognitive function and creativity. Two qualities that make for a productive work day.

As long as employees are going to “waste time,” they may as well waste it on something useful! Increasing productivity while also have the benefit of creating an active and engaged workforce is time well wasted.

How We Can Help

Our easy to use, Perfect Office Workout program was designed specifically for the office. And we mean it! Human beings were not meant to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. The study above already shows that! The Perfect Office Workout program was designed specifically to counteract the effects of prolonged sitting and provide an outlet to get employees active, quickly!

We Provide:

  • Over 50 in-office exercise routines designed by certified personal trainers
  • Easy to use dashboard to input, monitor, and update progress
  • Quick, 5-minute fitness breaks designed to get employees active and back to being productive quickly and efficiently.

 

The Benefits of The Perfect Office Workout Program

Workplace exercise is more than a trend. It’s smart business. Some of the many benefits of workplace exercise include:

  • Increased Productivity: By breaking up the day into manageable periods, employee focus and creativity is improved. Time spent “wasted” on workplace gossip, unnecessary snacking, or other activities is refocused into meaningful, beneficial exercise.
  • Increase Employee Health: Our program is designed to get all employees active, even those who lead sedentary lifestyles. Increased activity leads to an overall improvement in health.
  • Cut Down On Medical Costs: Improved employee health cuts down on sick days and other company related medical expenses.
  • Happier, Healthier Employees: The effects of exercise on mental health have been well documented. Happier, healthier employees are better employees.

Bring the Corporate Gym to the Desk

Large corporate campuses invest in employee workout centers and fitness studios. They do so because they see the benefit in cultivating an atmosphere of health, wellness, and productivity. Of course, not everyone can afford a multi-million-dollar fitness suite with on-call personal trainers and expensive equipment.

That’s why we’ve developed The Perfect Office Workout Program to work in the trenches where employees spend most of their day: their desk.

Win-Win

Companies all over the world are adopting The Perfect Office Workout and are already seeing the benefits. Happier, healthier employees are more productive employees. Don’t miss out!

How To Get Motivated!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do you know what day of the week most exercise plans are started on? Tomorrow.
Motivation is the key to starting and stay active, however it’s also one of the most difficult parts of working out!
The answer is a simple, yet effective approach that can turn wasted time into gold and motivate even the most sedentary of employees into active, productive pros in no time!

Set Realistic Goals

Rome wasn’t built in a day and your fitness goals won’t be achieved that quickly either. Setting realistic goals leads to realistic achievements which leads to realistic results.

Create Challenges For Yourself (and others)

Do 5 sets instead of 4. Burn more calories this week than last week. Turn your routines into personal challenges of friendly competitions with others!

Track Your Progress

There’s no point in reading a book if you’re only going to look at the first and last page. The story is what keeps you going to see the end results. Exercise is no different. Tracking your progress helps keep you engaged with your goals and motivated towards seeing them through.

Diversify Your Routines

A common reason why many workout routines fail is that people get bored! Or they plateau and don’t see/feel the benefit any longer. Mix up your routines to stay challenged and engaged. Avoid the proverbial rut.

Workout in a Group

It’s easier to not do something than it is to do something. By exercising in a group, you can provide that extra push of motivation to others when they feel like sitting this one out. What’s more: They can do the same for you

 

How We Can Help

We know that motivation is one of the biggest reasons why exercise programs fail. We know that getting started is half the battle and sticking with it is the other half. That’s why The Perfect Office Workout was designed to combat these motivation pitfalls and get everyone in the office active, quickly!

We worked with certified personal trainers to develop a series of exercise routines to provide maximum benefit in a short period of time!

Fight These Motivation Pitfalls

 

  • Working Out in a Group: The Perfect Office Workout is designed to be used by everyone in the office. Motivate each other to stay on target, compete in friendly office challenges to stay focused.
  • Set Realistic Goals: The Perfect Office Workout was designed for everyone to use, even the most sedentary person. Our health profiling system creates a custom workout program specifically tailored for each level of commitment and activity. This helps prescribe realistic, attainable goals unique to the individual.
  • Create Challenges For Yourself (and others): Our dashboard allows friendly competition throughout the office. Our corporate dashboard allows managers to set goals and challenges for the office that can be rewarded in the real world.
  • Find Time That Already Exists: When we said we designed The Perfect Office Workout to BE “the perfect office workout,” we meant it! We worked closely with certified personal trainers to develop quick, efficient routines designed to provide maximum benefit in a challenging environment: the office. Many of our routines can be completed in five minutes or less, all while sitting or standing at your desk.
  • Track Your Progress: Our dashboard allows you to set goals, track progress, and stay on target. Our software integrates seamlessly with a wide array of wearable devices which allows you to track progress away from your desk. This leads to greater awareness and engagement.
  • Diversify Your Routines: Our software includes over 50 different activities comprising nearly 200 movements and we are adding more all the time. Mixing it up and providing different activities helps prevent boredom and plateauing.

A Motivated Workforce Is Productive

The Perfect Office Workout provides and promotes realistic goal-setting and realistic achievements. Integrated office challenges, custom-tailored routines, and an easy to use and follow tracking system makes adoption and engagement a snap.

A healthy, motivated workforce is a better workforce. This leads to increased cooperation and productivity in the office.