May 12th 2011
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What drives you up a wall? In a recent CFO survey conducted by Accountemps, 41 percent of respondents said sloppy work and lacking attention to detail is the most annoying co-worker trait. The second most distasteful behavior, weighing in at 22 percent, is gossiping and engaging in office politics.
Other co-worker annoyances, according to the Accountemps survey:
- Missing deadlines: 18%
- Being perpetually late: 12%
- Presenting other's ideas as one's own: 5%
- Not knowing or not giving an answer: 1%
These issues might seem tame compared to some of the office hijinks we've reported about on our sister sites, AccountingWEB.co.uk and Going Concern, where certain co-worker actions make it really difficult to concentrate on the job at hand.
How do these actions fly at your office? Does it make a difference if you work in house or out in the field? What about annoying traits of virtual workers? Post a comment below to share your favorite co-worker peeves, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a stylish AccountingWEB snuggie.