Bored at Work

By Cynthia Kong on October 19, 2017 at 8:17am


Hours per week employees say they’re bored at work: 10.5

Hours per week managers think employees are bored at work: 6

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

The main reason employees are bored, according to managers:

28% They don’t feel challenged by assignments
23% There isn’t enough work to do
22% The nature of the work isn’t interesting
20% Too many/poorly executed meetings
7% They don’t enjoy interacting with their coworkers

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The time of year workers are most bored*:

28% Winter
7% Spring
18% Summer
3% Fall
45% Equally bored throughout the year

39% of managers say employees have too much to do in their jobs.

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 382 office workers and 307 senior managers in the United States.

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

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