SCENE + HEARD: Editor's Pick What People Find Distracting at Work…Their Coworkers By Staff Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:20 PM The top workplace distractions involve not just where you work, but who you work with. According to a new poll by Udemy and Toluna, 80 percent of people report being distracted by chatty coworkers, the number one office place distraction, according to this feature from Statista.com. Office noise is the second most cited workplace disturbance, with seven out of ten respondents citing noise as a top bother in their day-to-day workflow. Lower on the list, but still a problem, was social media. Half of the people surveyed thought that personal social media use was a disturbance to them at work. Read More.