These problems cost real money. But see this a different way. Is there better things you could do with the time you save?
- Training. Repeatedly explaining a standard procedure to a new or existing employee.
- Busywork. Chasing coworkers or clients for approvals. Saying "it's your turn" on a handover.
- Backtracking. Getting the full story of a problem (from scratch) before it can be solved.
- Lack of clarity. Doing back-and-forth emails and chats due to vague and unstructured tasking.
- Missing information. Sending forms back and forth due to problems or missing info.
- Annoyed clients. Dropping the ball with clients due to uncertainty about workflow status.
In case you're wondering - studies show that on average, busywork takes up 2 hours per person, per day (contact us for references). Now consider this - the stresses above also annoy people and kills creativity. It also builds toxic work culture and causes people to disengage from work and eventually - leave their jobs. Leavers might tell potential new hires that your company is a disorganized mess. Saving time on busywork is not just about money, it's about your survival - and happy employees.
How many employees work at your company? Edit the number by clicking on the pencil icon.
Sure, lost time = lost money. But more importantly - Is there better things you can do with the time you save?
An average US professional worker is paid $44 per hour, per person (official data). We take this rate and multiply it with time wasted and the number of employees to get dollars wasted per day.
Studies show busywork eats up an average 2 hours a day. See the explanation panel for the first box - "Busywork per person". You can improve your operations immediately - try Tallyfy!