Posts by Prohance

Just 15% of employees are engaged. The rest lose $7 trillion in productivity

An alarmingly small minority of just 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their work. Leading analytics and performance management consultancy Gallup estimates the global costs of unproductivity at a staggering $7 trillion and advises firms on how best to reclaim lost profit. Employee engagement and workplace productivity are inextricably linked. Studies repeatedly confirm that…

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Wasted Time at work can be a problem for some organisations

This is because as technology and innovation improves, some employees take advantage of the additional time saved to slow down. In the world of work, some recent studies have had some surprising findings regarding ‘idle time’. For example, a University of Melbourne study found that blocking employees’ social media access to encourage harder and more…

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How to Measure Productivity among Remote Workers ?

When it comes to working remotely, there’s typically one concern that plagues employers and employees alike: will you still get as much done? How do you measure productivity? Here’s the short answer: yes. In fact, plenty of studies show that remote workers actually get far more done than their in-office counterparts. But for companies who employ remote…

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Identifying and helping the Underperformer

Employees are the biggest asset to any organization. They are not only critical for day-to-day operations, they are also responsible for giving an organization its competitive advantage. Organizations that have learnt the art of managing their workforce have experienced high levels of productivity and operational efficiency. One of the most common growth barriers that continue to…

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Time and Motion Analysis – Decoded by ProHance

Time and Motion studies are meant to help organizations drive continuous improvements in their processes to maximize productivity and efficiency. A time and motion study broadly has the following steps of measurement Each activity is broken down into simple tasks Accurately measure time against each activity Eliminate wastages Design methods to complete each activity faster…

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Low Employee Productivity? Measure Workplace Distractions

Workplace distractions are one of the biggest causes of low productivity. Organizations that are struggling to improve employee productivity should focus on identifying, measuring and mitigating workplace distractions. As per the Career builder survey, employees cited the following distractions as productivity killers in their organization Emails and Mobile Phone/Texting – Constant mobile beeps and email…

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Measure Employee Engagement for Improving Productivity

Employee engagement is the level of commitment and involvement an employee has towards its organization. An engaged employee is aware of business objectives, and works with colleagues to ensure the organization meets those objectives. Happy employees result in better customer satisfaction, high productivity and most importantly, positively impacts the organizations’ bottom line. Keeping employees engaged…

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Optimizing Shared Services Centers – The Road Ahead

Over the past several years, there has been a shift in focus for shared services organizations with respect to optimization. While cost reduction was central to achieving center optimization and a key operational objective to most centers earlier this decade, it has now become table stakes. Shared services centers have begun to zoom in on…

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