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Nearly a quarter of office workers slacking off after holiday: poll
 

Nearly a quarter of office workers in Taiwan are having difficulty adjusting to work after the nine-day Lunar New Year Holiday, according to a survey released Tuesday. Some 22 percent of office employees admitted that they were procrastinating on the job after the holiday and needed a push from supervisors or colleagues, a poll of office workers by 360d HR Consultancy Co. found. The other 78 percent said they had no procrastination issues. On the question of why they were putting off their tasks, 32 percent of the respondents said they simply did not feel like working, while 37 percent said they were taking it slowly because they did not want to make mistakes by doing things in a hurry. Some 25 percent said they were being slowed down by inadequate knowledge of their assignment, and 24 percent said they did not know the order of priority for their tasks. Another 18 percent of the workers admitted that they were spending too much time online on social networking and instant messaging services. Chen Ching-ling, marketing manager at 360d HR Consultancy, urged office employees not to let post-holiday procrastination affect their work performance. The company collected 1,582 valid samples in the poll, which was conducted between Jan. 20 and Feb. 3. The survey had a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. (By Wu Ching-chun and Jamie Wang)

Source from Taiwan News, CNA

 

      


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