Poll reveals employee meeting daydreams


A new survey has discovered what British employees are really thinking about when they are supposed to be concentrating in meetings.

The poll for Sky TV found that sex was the most popular subject for workers' daydreams (57 per cent), with 47 per cent passing the time by imagining their boss naked.

Around 33 per cent of women admitted to planning their holiday when they were supposed to be paying attention, while men tended to think about what they were going to watch on TV (27 per cent) or bills they needed to pay (16 per cent).

More than a quarter of women (26 per cent) said that they were distracted during meetings by staring at colleagues with good dress sense.

The survey of 4,000 adult workers found that lawyers considered themselves to have the highest levels of concentration, with 100 per cent of them rating their concentration levels as high or very high.

People with jobs in sales rated themselves as having the lowest levels of concentration, with 22 per cent confessing to drifting off in meetings.

The poll advised that employers keep meetings short and include plenty of interaction in order to avoid losing employees' concentration.

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