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The misuse of technology in the office increases the average work day in the US by over an hour and a half.

Correct answer: (b) misuse

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One research project revealed that phone and email habits can actually reduce productivity rather than improve it.

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At work, male employees are the greater time wasters when it comes to surreptitious non-work activities.

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Improperly dealing with phone calls and emails hinders workers from getting their jobs done, creates poor working habits, and lengthens the work day.

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Too much reliance on voice mail when making or returning phone calls was also spotlighted in the study.

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The delay that is caused by the necessity of waiting for critical responses to emails was another problem that caused time wastage every day.

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The average total time lost at work every day was over two hours, of which an hour and a half was because communication technology was not used to good effect.

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On average, thirty minutes were wasted managing telephone communications, while ten more minutes were wasted attempting to locate colleagues.

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The communications tools that once were an important contribution to efficiency have now begun to become a detriment to it.

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One basic cause of lost efficiency is that employees are often unaware of another worker's location, whether it be in a meeting, at a different desk, or away offsite.

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