Wasted time at work is a frustrating, costly issue for both employers and employees.
But it's not an insurmountable problem. It turns out much of the blame can be traced
back to a single source. And it's not social media, which often gets blamed. Instead,
the culprit turns out to be the very technology and processes companies put in place
to improve their productivity at work. We take a look at what is causing wasted time
at work -— and what you can do to counteract it.
in an eight-hour workday. there are a multitude ot iactors that can impede statl promctlvlty.
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Workers were asked how much time per day they spend on the tollowing tasks. Trying to contact customers, partners, or
colleagues proved to be the most time-consunhg.
Trying to contact E; l f-? "] 3-7.5.», -;~~ '1
customers or colleagues i W ‘ ‘ ‘
Trying to tind key
Attempting to schedule I; '
36% V e I4“/ D
36 percent of the tine wasted is 14 percent ot the time wasted is spent
spent tryhg to contact people, tind duplicating intormation or dealing with
information, and schedule meetings. unwanted communication such as spam.
By Implementing cloud-based unltied communication platforms, up 10 75 percent OT ")9 time wasted on the atonnentloned 3CtlVll9$
can be FGOOVGTBG.
Trying to contact Trying to llnd key Duplicating Attempting to schedule Unwanted
customers or colleagues intorrnation communications meetings communications
TOTAL TIME SAVED
| |5_5 MINUTES
What does this this gah mean tor the company?
, ‘ For a theoretical company that employs approxmately 50 knowledge workers, the I
savings could be as much as $942,500 annually. E
16 Knowledge Workers
12 Knowledgeworkers 1
10 Knowledge Workers 5 H
4 Knowledge workers
2Knoi. -/Iedgeworiters ’
2KnowiedgeWori<ers i ,
$110,000 " : _;. “i
3KnowiedgeWorkers >'~——~—»—-—--~————~—~~———— l
Where else can cloud-based services help both the company and
IT support staff with their productivity?
Utilizing cloud-based services alleviates Reducing a worker's unproductive time
the stress on a Imlted IT staff. Each em~ by 25 percent (or one hot: a day) through
ployee can receive hdlvidual and I'nmedi- cloud-based services can yield an extra
ate IT attention. and the IT team can locus six weeks ot productivity each year.
on managing services. not equipment.
Streamlining your IT network and SBWICGG MOVIDQ ‘l0 ClOUd-D8596 email helps 10
has shown to be partlcuiany helptui when i'9OJCe many ot the unforeseen tasks
multiple IT members are needed at several associated with corporate emails.
locations. instead oi replicating an IT stall Expensive. time-consuming tasks like
member. one single somlon can be sent to ensuring regulatory compliance can be give
multiple users in multiple locations. to the service provider to handle.
SOURCE: “2011 REPORT ON UC AND CLOUD-BASED SERVICES FOR SMB. ' FONALlTY. COM R