Bored at Work Infographic

By on October 18, 2017 at 12:43pm


Hours per week employees say they're bored at work: 8

Hours per week managers think employees are bored at work: 7

2 in 5 employees would quit if they felt bored at work.

The main reason employees are bored, according to managers

23% The nature of the work isn't interesting
22% They don't feel challenged by assignments
21% There isn't enough work to do
23% The nature of the work isn't interesting
15% Too many/poorly executed meetings
9% They don't enjoy interacting with their coworkers

(Top responses shown)

The time of year workers are most bored*:

31% Winter
5% Spring
17% Summer
2% Fall
45% Equally bored throughout the year

20% of managers say employees have too much to do in their jobs.

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 434 office workers and 302 senior managers in Canada.

*Responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.

© 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company.

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