Through market uncertainty, organizations need to be laser-focused on what matters most: delivering value to customers. Improving workplace efficiency improves the whole business. Of course, it will save time and money. But by improving the health of the business, you improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce. Increasing efficiency is therefore vital to a strong working environent.
This can be particularly difficult during times of change, as shifting priorities can make it challenging to align teams quickly while getting top-down visibility into work progress.
“The organizations that will come out stronger through today’s challenges are those that can mobilize teams quickly behind business-critical initiatives,” Amy Borsetti, Asana’s General Manager of the Americas, says. “Leaders need a better way to ensure teams are solving the right problems together. Without clarity, you have teams running in multiple directions.”
Agility cannot be confined to a single team or department. The organization as a whole must have the right technology in place to drive cross-team alignment and collaboration.
Main causes for lack of productivity within
1. Distractions At Work
One of the most common causes of employee inefficiency (especially for a remote employee) is workplace distractions.
Some examples of such distractions include:
- Social media notifications.
- Team members discussing last night’s game.
- Checking emails constantly.
2. Ineffective Communication Channels
If effective teamwork requires spending excessive time and energy on communication, it means the communication channels are faulty.
Additionally, language barriers decrease efficiency as employees cannot easily explain their perspective to each other. Remote workers who are part of a global team and may not speak the same language often face this issue.
3. Lack of Motivation
A major reason for demotivation at work is a poor relationship between employees and their managers.
Unfulfilling work and lack of accountability can also lead to demotivation at the workplace.
When employees are dissatisfied, they’re no longer interested in their work. This means that they won’t spend the time and effort to be as efficient as possible.
Are your employees finding it tough to cope with their workload?
Chances are, they are facing burnout.
This could be directly affecting your employees’ overall productivity.
Employees might perform poorly on the job and can also face difficulty in their personal lives.
For example, burnout symptoms such as physical fatigue, irritability, or anxiety can take a toll on employees and impact their work effectiveness.
A lot of workplace tools such as Asana and Miro can boost workplace productivity. If you are interested in a Demo of one of our tools, let us know!