Let’s take a closer look at the impact of people wasting time at work and what you can do about it.
If you like seeing how the numbers play out, keep reading. If you’d like to skip ahead to the solutions, including 5 quick tips for what you can do about that, click here for the checklist “When Time Is Tight”.
In highly competitive markets, your company cannot afford employees who waste a lot of time. And yet, over 62% of employees admit to wasting between one hour to OVER three hours every day.
Depending on how many employees on your team, and their salaries, your company could be wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars by paying for time that’s wasted!
It’s time to be more aware of what weak time management is costing.
Imagine what it would mean if you could redirect all of your employees’ wasted time into valuable projects.
What’s wasted time costing your team’?
When people are wasting 20%, 25% and more than 30% of each day, the meter is running, and your company is paying for it.
You’re paying for work that never gets done.
Who is taking up the slack when people aren’t getting their work done? How must this impact the rest of your employees who really want to do their very best each day, but see that people who are working less are actually making as much as they are?
Before we take a look at what you can do to turn this around, check out this info graphic that comes from GetVOIP.com in an article by Reuben Yonatan called “Survey: 80% of Employees Are Wasting Time on the Clock.”
To the left, you see the number of hours people say they don’t work while they’re at work. To the right, you can see the percentage of people saying that amount of time applies to them.
Could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in wasted time
According to this survey, over 62% of people responding admit to wasting 1 hour a day or more. What is poor time management costing your team and your company?
The good news is that, with the proper tips, tools and techniques, anyone can learn to be a wise manager of their time, making sure the right tasks get done quickly and well.
Time to turn around the time wasters. Be sure to get your checklist now for “When Time Is Tight.”
Find time to make time.
I understand how easy it is to procrastinate on something like getting coaching for yourself or your team when you have so much going on.
Some of my best coaching clients first started out telling me they wanted to think about getting coaching or workshops for themselves or their employees. No rush, they thought. It can wait.
He was taking work home each night
Scott Thomas, a manager and a client of mine in Oregon, felt he had no time to learn how to help himself and his team to manage their limited time.
Scott kept getting a little bit behind each and every day, with no solution in sight. He took the stress of unfinished business home with him each night, and knew that he needed solutions not only for himself, but his team as well.
No wonder managers can start to dread the work they’ve loved so much.
Ironically, people easily procrastinate getting help with priority management, saying “I need to think about it.”
Meanwhile, the problems become more and more layered, projects don’t get completed on time, deadlines get missed, your team becomes more and more stressed, and less and less productive.
Procrastinating solutions harms your team’s ability to get the right things done quickly and well, and hurts your credibility as a leader because your team stops being effective.
Convinced the sooner he and his team could learn my strategies for wise priority management, Scott brought me on site to help him and his team with workshops to streamline their processes so more of the right things got done.
His comments: “Crystal Jonas offered advice and tips I could use immediately to change my work habits. She has the depth of experience, education and training that make her sessions valuable wherever you are in your career. Even the most productive employees and best communicators in your office can benefit from workshops with Crystal.” ~ Scott Thomas
“The future depends on what you do today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Call today to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation with solutions to help you and your team use time more wisely. Contact Crystal@CrystalJonas.com or 719.291.0366.