Chaos Creates Living Hell For Workers
November 18, 2013 Jenny Thomas
Crushing deadlines, never-ending overtime, agonizing interruptions and broken processes, and famine of recognition and purpose. No, we’re not talking about the seventh level of hell, we’re talking about your job.
Hopefully, this doesn’t sound like a familiar scenario to you, but according to an enterprise work management survey conducted by AtTask, a large percentage of workers do compare their job to a living hell.
It seems obvious that not every job would leave workers feeling fulfilled and rewarded, but it is a little surprising to learn how the daily grind of avoidable work issues and interruptions wear down employees, resulting in decreased productivity and overall morale.
The AtTask survey looked at the underlying reasons that workers miss deadlines, need to work overtime, and/or lose confidence and morale for the companies they work for.
The survey also explored a wide range of factors that make work unbearable by increasing stress levels among employees and preventing workers of all types from performing their best work. The big key findings break down as follows:
The take-away for employers is it is important to look at the work environment to ensure you are getting the most out of your workers. Poor visibility across teams, out-of-sync collaborative tools, or a simple breakdown of communications processes leave workplaces are overrun with chaos, which results in unfocused, stressed, overwhelmed workers.
“With the right balance of technology, tools, and revamped processes in place, organizations can work smarter and more productively, while also boosting morale across their teams and improving work-life balance. It’s the recipe that can take work from hell to hell yeah,” said Bryan Nielson, chief marketing officer at AtTask.
AtTask is a cloud-based enterprise work management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams control excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. AtTask customers include Adobe, Cisco Systems, HBO, Kellogg’s, REI, and Disney. The enterprise work management survey was conducted online with more than 500 workers in varying industries across the country. To learn more about the benefits of the AtTask Enterprise Work Management solution, visit www.attask.com.