Need to get work done? Then stop talking to your coworkers.

A new poll reveals it might be time to shut up and step away from the water cooler. Office chit-chat ranks as the No. 1 work distraction, according to a survey of office workers released today by TrackVia, a Denver-based software company.

And technology doesn't always make work easier: Computer problems are the second biggest work distraction. Employees also don't love being trapped in meetings during their work week—almost 40 percent say most of the meeting time is wasted.

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