Nearly one-third (32%) of executives interviewed said non-business related Internet use, including social media, is the greatest time-waster. Chatting with coworkers ranked a not-too-distant second, garnering 27% of the response. Personal calls or emails ranked third on the list (20%).
Approximately one in 10 financial executives polled (11%) said meetings drain significant time. The data suggests this issue is most pronounced at larger firms (more than 1,000 employees), where meetings received 19% of the response.
Seven percent indicated work-related emails are the biggest work time-waster.