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Day: October 16, 2019

When Employees Spend Too Much Time at the Watercooler

Most leaders want their companies to have a culture that makes employees actually enjoy coming to work. In addition to the heightened productivity, another benefit of a strong company culture is that it facilitates the building of friendships and bonds that increase employee engagement and happiness. Happy employees stay longer and can save the company money (by both decreasing costs associated with turnover and performing their jobs better).

But what happens when your employees get too comfortable and end up spending more time socializing than working? Although catching up on Monday morning should be encouraged, too much employee time spent at the watercooler or in the break room can not only lead to lost productivity but can actually damage the company culture. 

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