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Every fifth employee works less efficiently because of bad habits of his colleagues. This conclusion was reached by the experts of the HR Lab. - HR Innovations Laboratory project

The study was performed for AlfaStrakhovaniye Analytical Center, specialists of which conducted a survey among employees of 100 Russian companies with the amount of business starting from RUB 100 million per year.
Every fifth employee works less efficiently because of bad habits of his colleagues. This conclusion was reached by the experts of the HR Lab. - HR Innovations Laboratory project

It has emerged that 20% of them are annoyed with some actions of their colleagues and work less efficiently because of this fact. For example, 60% of them cannot focus their mind when colleagues begin to talk too loudly by phone or to each other; 43% get distracted if there is very intensive smell of food in the office, and not only at lunch time; 27% cannot bear with too cold-loving colleagues or, vice versa, with colleagues who always feel cold. Also, some of the respondents list the following bad habits as the reason (21%): colleagues chew loudly, constantly press the button of a ballpoint pen or dangle their leg, touching a nearby situated table. Jokes that fall flat (8%), too strong odor of perfume (3%), spying at someone else's PC monitor (2.5%), as well as loud music in headphones and humming in a low tone (1% each) are among the irritants.

Ceridian company conducted similar study and discovered what exactly has irritated colleagues in each other. People, who avoided work and any stress, were up front, they put a half of the respondents out of temper. Trouble-makers were running second, 11% of respondents were not tolerant to such people. Gossips were on the third place (9%), the fourth place - people focused on negativity (8%). Those who spoke loudly, laughed and pounded out the keys on the keyboard (7%), were absent in the workplace for a long-time because of constant tea-drinking and smoke-breaks (6%), irritated the respondents, as well. The colleagues who noisily ate, had drinks, chewed chewing-gum, blowed bubbles (5%) were in the eighth place. The colleagues, who used abusive language (5%), as well as the ones affected by cold, sneezing and coughing colleagues (4%) closed this rating.

"We spend a lot of time at work, and irritating habits of colleagues can affect not only performance of an individual, but also efficiency of the company as a whole. Do not keep negative emotions close to your chest - politely explain to a colleague that his actions are unpleasant. Some people just do not notice their bad habits and upon constructive criticism by you they will take the comment home and try to improve themselves," – as Yegor Safrygin, Director of Medicine Marketing Department at AlfaStrakhovaniye. says.

Source: http://www.insur-info.ru/pressr/66277/

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