On average we spend about 4.5 hours conducting water cooler gossip sessions with our coworkers each week. That time adds up. According to the National Business Research Institute, the organization behind the below infographic, that’s equivalent to a six-week paid vacation.
Many of us would argue that spending time debating such things as which ad campaign really should have won on AMC’s The Pitch the other night keeps us engaged with our coworkers, but who can defend hours of chit-chatting, socializing on Facebook or playing online games on the clock? Keeping employees engaged is important and when only one in three is, here are some valuable tips on how to better your chances of building an engaged workplace: