Smoking is a common habit with people at work whether men or women. Recently there has been much upsurge about smoking affecting the productivity of women at work
It is seen that women smokers generally smoke in a group and gossip. An hour’s break at workplace is given by organizations for meal. While working for 12 hours generally two meal breaks are given. The smoking staff tries to catch some more breaks for smoking together.
The style which actually bothers organizations is that, a girl going for a smoking a cigarette can cajole her friend to come along or a girl group can gather together, in spite of the work. ‘A few minutes can stretch to an hour easily.’
The trend was quite common among men but in recent years it has become quite popular with women. Smoking affects women efficiency and productivity. Smoking women have high levels of stress. Women try to boost their morale by spending some time together for smoking few cigarettes.
Women are like chatter box. A small discussion can easily stretch in a long discussion. This also hampers women productivity at work.
Smoking is one of the biggest distractions at work for women than men.
The efficiency and productivity of men and women is largely dependent up on who is more pragmatic and professional.
Never make a mistake of putting your work at halt while chatting with colleagues. Give utmost priority to work and try to keep a balance between your social life and personal life. Keep a low profile in your organization.