The right productivity tools can help get you there
Business software and productivity tools have revolutionized the modern workplace. Today, teams are far more efficient because the tools we use enable companywide communication and cross-functional collaboration.
Still, how to be more productive at work is a challenge we all face—from the day-to-day workday to the weeks and months leading up to a big campaign launch, a grand opening, or a new product release—we’ve all struggled to keep up with the pace and stay on schedule.
Communication and collaboration software can bridge that productivity gap and have a positive impact on workplace morale and employee performance. Here are 35 statistics that'll help convince you why being more productive at work can help your business thrive.
Productivity in the workplace
Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work, resulting in $7 trillion in lost productivity
Ultimate Software: 92% of employees say productivity tools make them more efficient at their jobs which impacts their satisfaction at work
Aruba: 70% of employees attribute enhanced productivity to digital technologies
Atlassian: The average employee is interrupted at work 56x per day
Atlassian: The average employee spends 2 hours per day recovering from interruptions
Atlassian: Less than 60% of work time is spent being productive
Society for Human Resource Management: 58% of employees agree that poor management impedes their productivity
McKinsey: High performing teams are 8x more productive than average performing teams
University of Florida: 90-minute working intervals are the most conducive to quality performance and productivity
Atlassian: Unnecessary meetings cost businesses $37 billion in salaries every year
Atlassian: Employees spend approx. 31 hours in unproductive meetings each month
Robert Half: 71% of employees said listening to music at work makes them more productive
CoSo Cloud: 77% of employees report greater productivity while working remotely
Condeco: 64% of global business leaders say remote work has a positive impact on productivity
Ultimate Software: 92% of employees say productivity tools make them more efficient at work which impacts employee satisfaction
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Communication in the workplace
Communication fuels every facet of your business. When teams practice good communication habits, they foster contagious chemistry that can drive collaboration and productivity. Teams rarely miss a beat and when they’re always connected.
Salesforce: 86% of professionals agree that poor communication results in business failure
Holmes Report: Poor workplace communication costs companies $37 billion per year—$420,000 per small business with a cumulative cost of $26,000 per employee.
McKinsey: Productivity improves by 25% when employees stay connected
Attentiv: Employees spend 28% of their workweek on email
ClearCompany: Communication tools decrease employee turnover by 50%
Mindshare: 74% of employees say they miss out on important company communication
Business 2 Community: Businesses with highly engaged employees outperform those without by 202%
Dynamic Signal: 80% of employees experience stress because of ineffective company communication
Gallup: Highly engaged employees are 27% more likely to see improved performance
Collaboration in the workplace
Collaboration software can bolster teamwork and boost productivity. This is especially true for businesses with remote teams to be able to share knowledge, ideas, and resources more easily from wherever they are and in real-time.