September 21: State of Work

A few key factors that negatively affect employee productivity and success.

Source: Workfront
Published: October 2019

State of Work

3,750 respondents in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Germany were surveyed to learn about knowledge workers’ perspectives on work management and employee success.

  • Wasteful meetings (62%) and excessive emails (53%) are the top activities preventing work from getting done

  • Workers are interrupted by collaboration tools (e.g., Slack and Amazon Chime) an average of 14 times each work day

  • 93% said it should be as easy to find information at work as it is to find information on Google

  • 91% crave modern technology solutions (e.g., automating repetitive tasks)

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