A THIRD of Australian workers waste almost a quarter of their day at work, a survey shows. The Ernst and Young Australian Productivity Pulse survey found the lack of productivity costs businesses more than $41 billion each year in wages alone.
The survey of 11,500 people showed the current economic slowdown particularly affects the productivity of workers who felt insecure about their jobs.
“Workers that feel insecure about their roles or are unsatisfied with their workplace have fallen further down the productivity scale as a result of the current slowdown,” Ernst and Young Oceania Advisory leader Neil Plumridge said.
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