Have you ever had one of those days where you thought your inbox was actively preventing you from being productive? You’re not alone. According to a recent study, email still takes up about 80% of our communications. And that’s not including everything else we’re on. It’s time to ask “is your team suffering from app fatigue?”
Emails have taken over. Even with all our other applications, chat platforms, and other digital tools, we still sort through our emails in the same way. Which is comparable to using a carrier pigeon in the telephone era.
What’s also alarming is that employees are losing valuable time sifting through a confusing array of apps. Consider this: Your employee is about to send over an important report, but they become lost in Teams, Slack, Google Docs, and a dozen more apps. It’s like a never-ending game of hide-and-seek. Spoiler: It’s not fun.
And don’t get us started on video conferencing. That must make people more productive, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, it may give us the allure of productivity, but the majority of employees only consider 3 out of 5 meetings to be truly useful. The rest is unproductive.
Not to mention the constant urge to repeat or clarify ourselves. 74% of employees report they have to repeat themselves during calls. Isn’t that enough to make you yell?
What then is the solution?
It’s time to take a moment and rethink how you approach your digital strategy.
It might be time to partner with a technology strategist who can help you in developing a plan that makes sense for your company, as opposed t adding more apps and tools to the collection. Consider us the Marie Kondo of the digital space; we help you organize your digital workspace and make your team happier (and more productive).
If you’re ready to break free from the never-ending cycle of emails and app notifications all while increasing your productivity, get in touch. Let us help.
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