A new survey by zippia.com is figuring out what the worst qualities of a bad co-worker are. The survey asked over 1,200 Americans to find out exactly what behaviours are the most annoying. By a long shot, a loud co-worker is the worst offender. 92% of workers surveyed say they have at least one annoying coworker. People we work Over 80% say they have considered leaving a job because of a coworker they found annoying. Among the “other” category workers said that smoking, talking about their children and taking personal calls at the workplace ranked as some of the more common annoying behaviours.
How can companies help those who are upset by loud coworkers? Survey says… noise-cancelling headphones. Going even further offering a more flexible work environment by allowing workers to work from home as well as working at the office. For a full breakdown of the findings in the survey, you can visit the website here.