23 Jun 2017



A research carried out in 2015 by Personal Financial Management Service; “THINK MONEY” reveals that, distractions annually eat up 759 hours per worker. One third of employees are distracted at work for up to 3 hours a day, 60 hours of dwindling month.

The above research shows the subtlety of distraction. Most employees are not even aware when they are distracted. The activities of the world beckon for attention whether we are interested or not. So much information to consume; the information craving for attention in one day is such that cannot be ingested in a month.

Below are activities always battling with organizations time in the hands of employees;

  1. Private phone calls
  2. Gossiping
  3. Social media
  4. Taking snack breaks or smoke breaks
  5. Distracted by noisy co-workers
  6. Unscheduled meetings
  7. Distracted by co-worker calls on speaker phone

Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from a desired area of focus.
Distractions do not appear like it, it subtlety makes it difficult for employees most times to resist or handle them intelligently.

To be able to detect and handle distraction intelligently, employees must constantly work with a defined goal and have clear deadlines. As such, whenever there is a set task, any other activities coming up other than the defined task or activities for that particular moment within the time stated for that task is a distraction. Anything that tries to take your attention off your tasks at that moment, whether it just for one minute, it is called distraction. Every employee needs to master how to align their tasks with time based on organizational priorities at every point.

While employees distractions cannot be totally eliminated, but it can be reduced to a level that would not impair the productivity of the organization.

Decision makers must constantly review organizational culture to ensure it helps to improve employee’s productivity.

We help organizations to train their employee, analyze stated and operational values in order to revamp organizational culture that can improve employees productivity and bottom line, the organization’.

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