Poor Communication Creates Inefficient Employees

A recent study on workplace productivity found that employees spend nearly half of their time of any given workday on unproductive tasks.  For small and mid-size business owners, the loss of worker productivity can amount to almost a million dollars a year.

In a study conducted by Webtorials, it was noted that employees waste a significant portion of time dealing with ineffective communication.

For example, forwarding e-mails and phone numbers back in forth to confirm a specific message or fax was received can represent almost 14% of an employee’s workday.

In addition, tedious tasks like scheduling meetings and dealing with unsolicited calls eat away at employee productivity by forcing over-qualified employees to handle such trivial issues.  Worker productivity can have a major impact on the growth and sustainability of a business, so addressing this issue is of key importance.