News: Employees waste 86 minutes per day in poorly organised offices

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A new report has revealed the average employee wastes 86 minutes per day. This increases to between 91 and 98 minutes if the employee does not have a comfortable work space, cannot get easy access to documents and meeting spaces, and cannot easily engage with colleagues.

Around 25% of wasted time is caused by office workers being distracted from the task at hand. Other reasons for wasted time include:

– Looking for or storing files (14%)

– Finding colleagues for a meeting (12%)

– Finding a place to meet colleagues (11%)

– Access to technology (12%)

– Physical discomfort (13%)

– Travel to and from buildings (13%)

Oliver Ronald, workplace strategy director at Steelcase Solutions, said “If the basics of natural light, air quality, proper furniture is coupled with good access to what an employee needs, it is evident that the worker feels more empowered to make effective decisions, communicate better and come up with more creative and constructive ideas.”

“These factors have an impact on a company’s bottom line. An uninspired workforce can cost thousands of pounds per year, whereas a motivated and well equipped team will definitely improve the company’s performance.”

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