Half of workers suffer from ‘productivity deficit’: Survey

Workload, lack of training, social media partly to blame: Experts
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/23/2017

Employers keen to start the new year on the right foot may want to examine a potential “productivity deficit” in the workplace.

That’s because one-half (49 per cent) of Canada’s workers said they are less productive at work than they could be, according to a study released by ADP Canada.

Leading causes cited by the 1,565 Canadians polled are distraction (43 per cent), paralyzing processes (35 per cent) and complacency (27 per cent). Other factors include boredom and a lack of resources (both 20 per cent), an overwhelming workload (15 per cent) and training shortcomings (10 per cent).