Top Enterprise Productivity Killers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-20-2014 Email

Enterprise professionals aren't spending even half of their work day on their primary job duties, according to recent survey research from AtTask. So what's keeping them from focusing on tasks at hand? Incessant emails and meetings are leading culprits, of course. But there are other issues that CIOs and tech teams can address, including improving workflow management and deploying collaborative tech solutions. And while it helps that employees said they work well with members of their own enterprise teams, a significant number indicate that conflicting agendas and communications problems are leading to conflicts with other teams and departments. "If we were watching a sitcom, we could all laugh at the day-to-day pain the enterprise worker goes through," says Joe Staples, chief marketing officer at AtTask. "However, this is real life. The misalignment of priorities is not only costly, but also frustrating. [It] results in lost productivity, missed deadlines, failed projects and overwhelmed employees. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Work management solutions … provide a single tool to manage the complete lifecycle of work and create true visibility into projects so that deadlines are met and workloads are better managed." More than 260 U.S. workers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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