Are your employees sidetracked, stretched thin, or just plain unnoticed? They aren’t alone. Dennis McCafferty of CIOinsight.com shares some startling results from a survey on workplace productivity. Over one-half of polled workers said they thought there weren’t enough people on staff to get tasks finished without working overtime. That could be because priorities are constantly changing; 43% said they were juggling multiple tasks and 35% said their work was late because they were facing too many interruptions. As the article states:
Meanwhile, a failure to fill vacancies and provide needed resources is also taking a toll. “More often than not, workplaces are overrun with chaos, which turns into 'work hell,' ” says Bryan Nielson, CMO at AtTask, which specializes in enterprise work management solutions. “It's the result of anything from poor visibility across teams to out-of-sync collaborative tools to a simple breakdown of communications processes. With the right balance of technology, tools and revamped processes in place, organizations can work smarter and more productively, while also boosting morale across their teams and improving work-life balance.”
The list could go on with many other alarming results. Over one-third of those polled said they were sidetracked on the job, faced a lack of tools to finish required work, or felt their work was poorly defined. As CIOs it’s time to stop the chaos. It’s time to use technology to its full advantage to promote communication and collaboration. The right tools and technology not only boast productivity, they boast company morale. With a strong IT team, everyone wins.