Bosses say workers waste too much time on their personal phones. Employees tell a very different story, a recent poll has found.
While only 10 percent of employees with smartphones said the devices decrease their productivity during work hours, employers pointed to mobile phones as the number one reason for interruptions, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.
In fact, the results showed that nearly 20 percent of bosses believe workers put in less than five hours a day of actual work. That's a lot of squandered time, said CareerBuilder spokesperson Jennifer Grasz.
"Lost minutes can add up to lost hours very quickly," she said. "That said, workers need breaks to recharge. Distractions are only a problem when they impact the quality and quantity of work performed."
So are employers overstating the impact of distractions on productivity, or are their fears founded?