What Canadians Hate the Most at Work (Hint: It's Not Their Annoying Boss)

by Techvibes Perform | Perform

When it comes to workplace dissatisfaction, 40% of Canadians cite malfunctioning technology as their number one office complaint, according to a survey commissioned by Toshiba of Canada.

The survey also revealed that while most Canadians deal with workplace stress through conventional means, such as grabbing a coffee or taking a walk, 11% of men use technology failure as an opportunity to flirt with colleagues.

 “It is not surprising that 62% of Canadians find work stressful. What is surprising is the number of respondents who attribute their stress to workplace technology," said Melissa Moore, Social Media and Communications Manager at Toshiba of Canada. “Technology should make your life easier.”  

Office technology can have a mind of its own and significantly derail productivity: 52% believe that dealing with malfunctioning office technology takes away from other work responsibilities; 25% have missed a deadline due to a technology failure; and 57% believe that their boss would accept a technology failure as a legitimate excuse for a missed deadline.

According to the results of the survey, tablet users are the least likely to “cut the cord” after work hours and are the most likely to be stressed. 86% of tablet users experience workplace stress (compared to 68% of laptop users and 57% of desktop users) and are three times more likely to yell at their colleagues when stressed at work.

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