Our work is powered by more technology than ever. The internet alone has improved our contact, access to information, and speed, increasing our productivity by 3% annually.
Even though some of our current technology increases productivity, workers average only 5 productive hours out of every 8-hour workday. Is technology to blame?
The short answer is “no”. The primary causes of a lack of productivity are:
This is good news because these are all things we can change.
Here are some ways to use technology to help – not hinder – your productivity.
Business executives consider more than two-thirds of meetings to be complete failures (and a waste of time). Some of that time can be saved through video conferencing by eliminating the need to commute. It also means you can hold last-minute meetings to address urgent items and deal with them when it really matters.
The average employee spends 28% of their time dealing with interruptions. Use technology to eliminate these distractions. A cloud phone system, for example, includes several features perfect for this problem:
The ability to automate and integrate many tools greatly increases productivity.
Automation eliminates manual processes and reduces common mistakes.
Integration maximizes the benefits of your technology by increasing functionality.
Reduce time spent dealing with email by setting up automatic replies and filters.
The automation and integration capabilities of a cloud phone system can also go a long way toward helping your business performance.
A cloud phone system can increase productivity through valuable features. But it also helps your business by reducing hindrances to productivity common with conventional systems.
A cloud phone system is an easy choice for business communitions:
Use technology to help your productivity. Talk to a UnitedCloud specialist today to find out how a cloud phone system can benefit your business.
Mark Atkinson Previous Experience: Largely sales focused, I owned several small businesses in Ontario. Since living in Alberta, I’ve held a Business Development position with Philip Morris International and Director of Sales ~ Western Canada for Canada’s leading LIVE Events SaaS provider, AudienceView. Certifications: Sales Professional Certification with InBev Full Certification with UnitedCloud First Aid/CPR? […]Read more
Aaron Chandra Previous Experience: Digital Advertising (lead generation, web development, paid traffic), Retail Management, and Private Tutoring Certifications: Google Adwords, Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate What do you like most about UnitedCloud? It’s a small, tight-knit team that’s on the cutting edge of technology. And we have unlimited coffee and tea at the office! What […]Read more
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