What’s The Most Annoying Thing About Working in an Office?

What’s The Most Annoying Thing About Working in an Office?

No matter how much you love your job, experiencing niggles in the office is an all too familiar feeling for some. Whether it’s Sandra from IT’s untidy desk, or Nick from sale’s persistence to never give you the pen he borrowed back, the list of nuisances could go on! 

Our newest mini-survey revealed the number one annoyance in the office and the top trait about our co-workers that gets us grinding our gears.

Interested to see if you can relate? Take a look at the results below…


It’s 5:25pm and you’re about to leave the office, the last thing you want is someone calling in favors, so it’s no surprise that the top nuisance for 42.5% of the office workers we asked was ‘Last minute requests before leaving the office”.

Interestingly coming in at third place, 1 in 4 respondents said that their coworkers are one of the most annoying things when working in an office, 9% higher than bosses! 


With 25% of respondents telling us that their coworkers is one of the things that annoys them in the office; we found out that 49% get frustrated because of “talking too much”. While “talking too loudly” closely follows at 46%. 

Found yourself contemplating coming into the office when you’re feeling under the weather? Stay at home! Over a third of respondents selected “coming in to work when they’re sick” as their biggest bugbear. 

Tell us what you think! What do you find is the most annoying thing about your office or coworkers? Let us know in the comments below!

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Who Is Most Likely To Tell A Lie, Millennials or Baby Boomers?

Who Is Most Likely To Tell A Lie, Millennials or Baby Boomers?

 If you were told that yesterday you were lied to 200 times, would you believe it? More importantly, would you be able to pinpoint what those lies were, or who it was that was guilty of exaggerating the truth?  

In light of this stat, we wanted to find out not just the common occasions that people tend to lie, but to make things more interesting, we decided to focus on two age groups to find out how their lying habits compare…

Taking a sample of U.S. Millennials (aged 25-39) and Baby Boomers (aged 55-75) we asked the following three key questions:

  1. How often do you tell a lie?
  2. In general, how guilty do you feel when you lie?
  3. On which occasions do you most frequently lie? 


By asking “How often do you lie?” we found that 59% of Baby Boomers admitted to lying, in comparison to huge 77% of Millennials! 


Only 37% of our bluffing Baby Boomers answered that they feel “extremely guilty” when telling lies, and while Millennials are more likely to tell fibs, 54% answered similarly, that they feel “extremely guilty” when doing so.



And finally… what are they likely to lie about? Using multi-select, we found that both groups answered that they most frequently lie “In a situation to spare someone’s feelings”. Notably, the biggest difference between the two groups stems from millennials tendency to fluff the truth when it comes to their feelings, to make themselves sound more interesting and “on a job application/CV“. 


  • 41% of Baby Boomers selected that they ‘do not lie’, up from 23% of Millennials, suggesting that Millennials are more likely to lie when compared to the elder generation. 
  • From the results we can expect Millennials to feel more guilty when telling us a lie than Baby Boomers.
  • 17% of Millennials will lie to make themselves ‘sound more interesting’, just over 5 times as much as Baby Boomers.
  • 23% of Baby Boomers will lie about they feel, in comparison to 45% of Millennials, suggesting that Baby Boomers may be more open to showing their honest emotions. 

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ResearchTech Pioneer Delvinia Partners With Research For Good

ResearchTech Pioneer Delvinia Partners With Research For Good

Research For Good is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with data collection firm, Delvinia. Thanks to the support and dedication of our clients and team, RFG is evolving our business to technology development which will enable market researchers and data professionals to collect, understand and act on consumer data in new and innovative ways. 

Delvinia is the first external organization to integrate our technology platform into their business, to accellerate global expansion, innovation and growth. Together, Delvinia and RFG are shaping the future of insights with commitment to quality and putting brands at the forefront of customer insight. 

Below is the full text of the announcement release. To find out how Research For Good’s suite of technology can accellerate your insights development, please contact us at sayhi@researchforgood.com



Delvinia to accelerate its international expansion through integration of RFG’s innovative technology

TORONTO, July 10, 2019 – Coming on the heels of a year in which the company continued its double-digit growth, technology and data collection firm Delvinia is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Research For Good (RFG). Delvinia sought to partner with a research technology innovator that would further expand its global automation platform offering and accelerate its rapid growth, solidifying its position as one of the world’s leading ResearchTech firms. 

The alliance brings together two industry veterans intent on advancing the transformation of the market research industry with a focus on automation, integration and quality to support customers’ ever changing needs. Speaking on the partnership, Adam Froman, CEO of Delvinia explained, “The market research industry has been slow to evolve, but momentum or automated solutions has been building over the past few years. In Research For Good we’ve found a synergistic technology partner that, like us, want to be a market leader driving the industry forward through innovations in research technology.”

Delvinia’s recent success is marked by the growth of its automated market research platform, Methodify. Delvinia will integrate RFG’s advanced automation and data collection tools and technologies into its platform business. This will accelerate Delvinia’s ability to merge client research methodologies and data collection technologies that further power real-time decision making for brands through Methodify. Additionally, RFG’s automated solutions will provide significant operational efficiencies for all Delvinia’s data collection businesses as it continues to scale globally. Both companies are excited about the prospect for enhanced global capabilities to better service clients and expand into new markets. 

“While Research For Good is well-known for our online sample and being socially responsible, we have built our business on a world-class technology platform and are thrilled that Delvinia sees the benefit of licensing it to power Methodify. We have developed a powerful suite of technology solutions to enable faster, more efficient data collection,” said Baillie Buchanan, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Research For Good. “Now, combined with Methodify’s award-winning research automation platform, our suite of technology solutions will further enable real-time decision making, putting brands at the forefront of customer insight.” 

Through this strategic partnership, RFG will continue to fuel R&D, innovating new transformational technologies and tools, while Methodify remains resolute in delivering faster data collection to power better decision making. 

Froman continues, “This is a natural alignment for the two companies. In working with RFG, our focus will be kept squarely on progressing toward our ideal vision—to move the market research industry forward, delivering faster, stronger, and more responsive results for our clients.”

About Delvinia

An authority on the data economy, Delvinia is at the forefront of leading companies through this age of data and digital technology. The company seeks to reinvent how data is being collected and used to underpin business decision-making at every level. For more information on Delvinia’s suite of products and services, visit delvinia.com.

About Research For Good

Research For Good is dedicated to providing sample, fieldwork and technology solutions for the market research industry. Efficient, elegant technology enables the company to deliver data and insights at speed and scale, while making a corporate donation with every completed survey. For more information on Research For Good’s solutions, services and platform, visit researchforgood.com

Is TV Becoming The New Radio?

Is TV Becoming The New Radio?

Did you know that 4 out of 5 Americans use their mobile/tablet while watching TV?

In our newest study we explore the frequency that people will use their phone/tablet while watching the small screen, what drives them to switch their attention over to use it, and if there are any specific points during the program/movie that makes them tune out of TV and in to their phone/tablet instead. 

For example, would you have guessed that a third of Americans will spend ‘A lot of the time’ using a mobile/tablet while watching the small screen, in comparison to  13% of the arguably more dedicated viewers who pick up their mobile/tablet just ‘Rarely’?

Find out if the results could mean good or bad news for advertisers and program/movie creators… 

  • Could Americans now ignore advertisements and instead use them as an opportunity to look at their phone/tablet? 
  • Is the program/movies we’re watching on TV interesting enough to hold the attention of viewers? 
  • Or is TV becoming the new radio, where it’s simply becoming background noise while we scroll through our social feeds and chat with friends…

 Get the full results and our key takeaways below!

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5 Key Insights: A Day in The Life of A Typical Baby Boomer

5 Key Insights: A Day in The Life of A Typical Baby Boomer

The Baby Boomer generation is currently the wealthiest generation right now, which suggests why they are still arguably  hot property for market researchers. Even in their grand age of 55-75 we’re still interested in finding out more about their behaviour, interests and spending habits. So what about a typical day in their life? Recently we asked the same set of questions to millennial and Gen Z to find out more about what they get up to…

 Want to know how a Baby Boomer’s day compares? Check out our 5 key findings below and download the full infographic for more info!

💼 Work Life: The art of conversation is slowly dwindling away (particularly in the workplace). 35.15% of the Baby Boomers we asked prefer to wind down during their lunch break by chatting with their colleagues. A past-time unsurprisingly becoming less common amongst the generations that succeeds, with the majority of Gen Z (41%) and Millennials (37.30)% instead opting to scroll through their social feeds. 

😀 Personality Traits: Reliability is a trait that becomes more prominent with age, with this trait topping the personality traits of Baby Boomers (85%) and Millennials (59.18%), yet not featuring in the top traits of Gen Z. Additionally, Baby Boomers see themselves as ‘down-to-earth’’ (73.75%) and ‘friendly’ (66.88%). These top traits are shared across each generation, however interestingly, is significantly greater amongst Baby Boomers, when compared to the 65.52% of Gen Z’s and 55.70% of Millennials who see themselves as ‘friendly’, and 62.07% of Gen Z’s and 55.70% of Millennials who see themselves as ‘down-to-earth’. 

✅ Life Satisfaction: It’s good news for Baby Boomers! On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being dissatisfied and 5 being satisfied), we asked how satisfied they are with their lives, with just over half (52%) being completely satisfied and selecting 5. What’s better? The results from Millennials and Gen Z suggests that we all have something to look forward to!  With both generations falling just slightly behind with complete life satisfaction at 45%, could life satisfaction be something that increases with age? 

☕ Coffee Drinkers: If you thought that Millennials loved caffeine, think again! Baby Boomers are a generation of coffee lovers with 82% drinking coffee regularly in comparison to 76% of Gen Z and Millennials. However, you’ll be more likely to spot a Millennial drinking coffee when you’re next strolling down the sidewalk in town, with 89% of Millennials regularly venturing out for their caffeine kick, in comparison to the 32% of Baby Boomers preferring their coffee at home.

🎥 Movie Watching: You wouldn’t want to be in the room when a Baby Boomer, Millennial and Gen Z are trying to decide on what genre of film to watch together! When it comes to preferred movie choices, you’ll find Baby Boomers opting for a drama (21.2%), Millennials swaying to the action category (22.8%) and Gen Z scoping for a classic comedy (24.4%).

To find out more about the day in the life of a Baby Boomer and what they get up to from the beginning, to the end of their day download the infographic below!  

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A Day in The Life of A Typical Baby Boomer: Infographic

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