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Prime Your Productivity

February 11, 2019

Tips and Tricks, Management

It’s the keyword to end all keywords: productivity. Whether it’s your current productivity levels, how you personally can improve it, or how your team can be more productive day-to-day, it’s a vital part of any business.

We all know there are ways that we could be more productive, but how can we realistically make it work in a business environment?

Ditch The Constant Chatter

The average worker spends 13 hours a week on emails alone, which means 28% of the workweek is taken up by email (Source: Attentiv). That’s over one full days worth of time per week. You’d never allocate one person’s Monday workload to solely be to answer team emails - that would be ridiculous.

When you consider that, according to a University of California study, every time a person has to stop their task to answer an email or pick up the phone, it takes them roughly 25 minutes to get fully focused back on their original task, that’s a lot of wasted time that could be used more efficiently.

The thing about Wundamail is that it’s just one email at the same time every day where you can get a progress report from everyone in the team to everyone in the team: everyone stays in the loop and the constant interruptions from within the team disappears.

Be Clear And Concise

Now, this doesn't mean that your should be blunt and rude or omit necessary details, but in a study by The Center for Creative Leadership, 96% of workers said that unnecessary emails waste their time. At the same time, a business with 100 employees spends an average downtime of 17 hours a week clarifying communication, which translates to an annual cost of $528,443. (Source: Siemens).

Clear communication is nothing new but it is essential for productive teams. Wundamail asks a simple daily question, and your team can reply with as much detail as they need. As the responses are grouped for the whole team to see, everyone knows where they stand and any crossovers in workload can be identified and queried. Simple communication that gets the job done.

Flexibility Breeds Productivity

According to a Stanford University study, remote workers are 14% more productive than their office-bound colleagues. As a result, the researchers found that working from home increases job performance and productivity whilst also decreasing the number of sick days taken.

If you’re in an industry that allows it - and with the boom in workplace tech, this is now most industries - giving the option for flexible, remote working to your team members could see an improvement in productivity. This mostly stems from the typical office environment distractions, such as other people, as well as unproductive energy used up by lengthy commutes and irrelevant meetings.

A study by Atlassian showed that, on average, employees spend an hour a day in meetings. This adds up to a total of 31 hours per month. That’s almost a full week’s work. The same study found that almost half of employees believed meetings to be the number one time-waster in the office.

By keeping everyone in the loop on a daily basis, making people accountable for their tasks, and rewarding them for positive ideas and inputs, Wundamail is the idea way to manage your teams in a productive, and efficient way, whether your team are two feet away from you or two time zones away.

So, are you ready to make your team more productive, efficient, and more engaged? Start your free 14 day Wundamail trial today - no apps, no passwords. The simple way to manage teams in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 



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