Unproductive Things Employees Waste Their Time On
Adequate time management brings many profits to both employees and the entire organization. It increases team productivity, motivation to work, the opportunity to achieve the goal, and reduces their level of stress.
Employees who waste time at work are bad in business even if you have a small company with only a few employees or you are responsible for the productive management of a large corporate department.
Unknowingly employees do such activities in which they end up wasting some of their work time which will become a barrier in the company’s growth.
According to the survey:
43% of employees agree to talk to their colleagues (instead of working). Some of the time-wasting activities are mentioned further in this blog:
1. Waiting for Employees' Information
Employees spend an average of 5 hours each week waiting to communicate with people with the unprecedented information they need. For 1 in 10 employees, it is not unusual to double that number. At that time, the work is delayed, suspended or canceled altogether.
- 49% said they have trouble locating documents
- 43% have trouble with document approval requests and document sharing
- 33% struggle with the document versioning
Employees fought hard to make progress without it. And they repeated the efforts of other employees. All of this not working well for all your employees leads to huge losses for your company.
To date, the frustration caused by the distribution of negative information has been largely ignored because it has been difficult to quantify. Now, with real-time data showing the limited time an employee loses viewing and waiting for information.
Instead of wasting time waiting to hear from someone, employees can try to move forward on their own.
2. Improper Searching for Information
As the amount of data continues to fluctuate, it is impossible for a person to read and mark everything. Instead of wasting time waiting to hear from someone, employees can try to move forward on their own. But doing so often fails, navigating the Internet for details, and second-guessing their decisions.
It's almost like they're new employees too. Their experience cannot see them in this situation. And a person with the right knowledge is not around to close the gap. Employees reported spending eight hours - a full day's work - in this mode each week.
Employees spend about 20 percent of their time searching for internal information or finding a colleague who can help with work - that is a full-time job every week.
One of the most important challenges to information management is to implement a strategy that not only maintains company information but also is accurate enough for employees to properly access that information. If it is not easily searchable, it cannot improve the product.
We need better ways to access and organize information.
We live in a world with Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI helps us to process Big Data and retrieve information that could otherwise be lost.
3.Time spent struggling with data
Data is becoming increasingly critical to the success of the digital economy and data workers spend most of their working week in data operations.
More time is spent on analytics than on data science or in-app development yet searching and preparing data is a very common and inefficient activity.
Data is growing strangely; data workers spend time searching for and correcting data instead of gaining.
Four out of five organizations (80%) of organizations use information about many of the organization's processes, but despite the increase in creativity, employees spend 44% of their time each week due to unsuccessful jobs due to lack of cooperation, availability of information spaces, and resistance to change.
While access to company data is key to improving efficiency and productivity, your team will do much better in communicating and collaborating on how that data can be used. That is a lot of time wasted on the job.
The benefits of improving the internal communication of your organization are many. Businesses that maintain an open line of communication between co-workers and managers are more productive and see higher levels of employee and customer satisfaction and lower levels of profit and unemployment.