Enterprise workers say wasteful meetings and excessive emails are the top productivity killers at their jobs, according to recent research from Workfront.

The report was based on data from a survey conducted in June 2017 among 2,001 US respondents, all of whom are employed by a company with at least 500 employees and who are "knowledge workers" (they work primarily on a computer and collaborate with other people on projects).

Some 57% of respondents say wasteful meetings get in the way of their work, and 53% say excessive emails get in the way of their work.

Respondents say they spend just 44% of their workweek performing the primary duties of their jobs, on average.

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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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