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Give Your Employees 10-15% of Their Work Hours Back

By: Yapmo

In a competitive 24/7 business environment, it’s certainly not possible to squeeze in more hours in the day. Yet, that’s precisely what’s needed in order to function effectively in a thriving workforce and also get ahead of the competition. What corporate options remain when it’s not possible to squeeze in more hours in a day nor advisable to burden staff with a growing mass of out-of-office work? The solution is simple: make better use of the time at hand.

It may seem easier said than done. How exactly does a company shift its entire employee force, not to mention management, and HR, in alignment with training and policy that does exactly that—make better use of time?

The answer is you don’t. You don’t try and adapt Goliath—you adapt the tools it uses daily to become as nimble as David. The solution doesn’t involve staccato methods of operation that compartmentalize employee productivity. Rather, the answer is to implement a fluid solution that incorporates where and how your employees work to ‘gel’ your workforce together. Change how and where your team works into a more responsive and interactive model, and you’ve victoriously achieved your goal in one swift strike.

According to a McKinsey Global Institute Report, the average employee spends about 650 hours a year in email. The report arrives upon that figure by calculating 13 hours a week, roughly the equivalent of 28% of in-office time, for email-related work. Factoring in an average of two weeks vacation time, the sum arrived upon is a daunting 650 hours. Scaling the figure for a yearly application, it comes up at about 31% of an employee’s work year. In this whitepaper, we will cover the effectiveness of email, how companies have tried to address the problems of email, and a case study of a company where we saved 10% of the hours employees spent in email.

Tags : email, email management, collaboration, adoption, application integration, application performance management, best practices, business integration, business intelligence, business management, enterprise software, groupware workflow, workforce management
Published:  Mar 26, 2013
Length:  12
Type:  White Paper