Top Enterprise Productivity Killers

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-20-2014 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Time Challenged

    Enterprise workers surveyed said that just 45% of their work hours are devoted to primary job duties.
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    Endless Agenda
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    Endless Agenda

    59% of them cited wasteful meetings as a top drain on productivity.
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    Inbox Overload
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    Inbox Overload

    43% said excessive email is a leading cause of counter-productivity.
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    Insufficient SOP

    36% of the professionals surveyed cited a lack of standard processes for workflow as a problem.
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    Mismanaged Efforts

    35% said poor work prioritization methods are a top productivity drain.
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    Solo Act
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    Solo Act

    32% cited a lack of collaboration with their team as a problem.
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    Lost Signal
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    Lost Signal

    55% of the respondents said communicating the value of their work to company leadership is difficult.
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    Conflicting Priorities

    29% said conflicting priorities are a leading source of conflict with other departments, and 22% said communications issues are.
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    Dysfunction Diagnosis

    63% said there are "too many cooks in the kitchen" at work, and 64% indicated that there is often confusion over who is doing what.
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    Open Dialogue

    84% said internal communications with their team is effective, and 78% said the same about communications with other teams.
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    Well-Covered

    83% of the respondents believe that at least one person at work "has their back," and 70% feel empowered at work.
 

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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