How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 05-02-2013

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Got Trouble? Who Do You Call?  When office workers have trouble with their computers, they call IT, right? Think again. Fifty-three percent try to fix the problem on their own or ask a colleague for help.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Notify the Help Desk, People  Although many employees like to fix their own computer problems, 47% still first contact the help desk to get an issue resolved.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

A Lack of Productivity   The biggest productivity killer in the office is computer problems, like having a PC unexpectedly crash and needing to restart it, according to 29% of employees.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Workplace Distractions  Although it might not surprise those with chatty colleagues, 25% of workers say their productivity declines when they are talking or interacting with coworkers.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Too Much Work, Too Little Time  Another 22% of workers say the sheer amount of work they need to handle on a daily basis is enough to affect their productivity.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

A Source of Angst  Want to reduce irritation in the workplace? Try providing better computers as 16% of respondents say their malfunctioning work PC is a major cause of frustration.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Who’s to Blame?   Bosses aren't so always great at meeting employees’ needs. In fact, 20% of respondents say their boss is the most frustrating aspect of their jobs.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

About Those Fixer-Uppers  Male workers are quite likely to try and fix their computer issues, with 46% of them saying they try to handle problems themselves.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Help Is Coming  In comparison, 25% of women try to fix their computer problems instead of first contacting the help desk to get the issues solved.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Young and Willing   Watch out for the young men in your office as 61% of them are likely to try to fix their own work computers.

How CIOs Can Increase Employee Productivity