One in five employees says “personal relationship issues” are the biggest distraction at work, according to a poll released by ComPsych Corp.
In comparison, 4% of respondents say personal communications (cell phone, email/instant messaging, social media) top their list of biggest workplace distractions.
ComPsych is a global provider of employee assistance programs.
“Relationship problems continue to be a top reason for calls to ComPsych,” says Dr. Richard Chaifetz, chairman/CEO. “These issues can occupy a significant amount of time and attention, making it difficult to focus at work.”
In addition to the 22% of respondents who say personal relationship issues are their biggest distraction at work, other respondents point to:
► Co-workers who want to chat (19%);
► Challenges with work relationships (16%);
► Financial/legal problems (15%);
►Child-related or care-giving issues (11%);
► Personal health problems (6%); and
► Personal communications (4%).