Poll: What's The Most Distracting Thing At Work?

You're sitting at work typing away at that important proposal when you get a notification that you have a new e-mail. Do you stop what you're doing and check it? Many of us (including me) have an e-mail addiction. No matter how focused you are on one project, the minute you see that "(1) New Message" notification pop up, you're as good as gone. You're focus is completely broken. E-mail is not the only thing that can distract us from our to-do list. Text messages, co-worker conversations, and grumbling stomachs can also do the trick. But which one is the worst of them all? What distracts you at work the most? How do you deal with it? We'd love to know. Please take our poll, and tell us your thoughts in the comment section below! [poll id="50"] Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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