A study by Virgin Pulse raises a critical question: Who are the 5 percent in your workplace who are never distracted at work? And how can they be replicated?

Virgin's study, Driven By Distractions: Why Employees' Focus Is Waning At Work & What You Can Do About It, says that 95 percent of 1,000 respondents said they were distracted during the workday.

More than half  (52 percent) say they're distracted 1-20 percent of the time during a workday, while for 43 percent, distractions occur in the range of 21-75 percent or more of the time. And 70 percent say their health habits have a noticeable impact on their ability to focus at work.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.