'Tis the season for a drop in workplace productivity

Poll shows half of Canadians report lower productivity during the month of December
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/11/2006

With the holiday season now in full swing, Canadians are letting their work performance decline.

Whether it's due to holiday shopping during the workday, a social lunch or just plain lack of motivation, more than half of working Canadians admit their personal workplace productivity is lower during the month of December, according to a recent poll on Workopolis.com.

"As we countdown to Christmas, it's easy to become distracted. But for working Canadians, holiday shopping and celebratory lunches have to fit with our regular workload," said Patrick Sullivan, president of Workopolis. "To maintain workplace productivity, employers and employees should set realistic goals and objectives to make sure time at work is most efficient, even in the days leading up to Christmas."