Workfront Fusion seamlessly connects critical enterprise processes and applications together In an effort to enable teams and systems to seamlessly connect across the enterprise, Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based modern work management solutions, today announced the release of its new product, Workfront Fusion™. Workfront Fusion is a powerful integration platform that enables Workfront customers to easily connect over […]
Innovation Gap: British Workers Want to Innovate, but Work Gets in the Way
A report released today by Workfront ®, the first modern work management application platform, finds that while a majority of workers say their workplace regularly asks them to innovate, a full 65 per cent say they’re so swamped with day-to-day work that they don’t have time to think about the future. And this work is important to employees, as British workers say 57 per cent of the work they do matters to them personally.
The report also found that UK workers rate their own contributions higher than those of their colleagues. On average, most workers scored their productivity at 7.84/10, compared with 7.05 for co-workers and 6.28 for company leadership. The ratings point to a breakdown of trust and consensus in the modern workforce. Most pointedly, when asked to rate co-workers as though they were Uber drivers, survey respondents gave their colleagues an average score of 3.65 out of 5. The average Uber driver rating across most cities is 4.8/5.
The findings point to a breakdown in communication within teams, leading workers to feel out-of-step with colleagues and less confident in their ability to get the job done. Digital transformation is driving the need for companies to implement modern work management platforms to support their people and accelerate business operations.
Other key findings from Workfront’s 2018 State of Work report include:
- Most believe automation will boost personal productivity. Seventy-seven per cent of UK workers believe that the rise of automation will help people and teams think of work in new and innovative ways.
- Email and wasteful meetings cripple productivity. UK workers say they spend only 39 per cent of their workday on their primary tasks. Emails and pointless meetings topped the list of things that keep knowledge workers from getting work done.
- Most believe their work has purpose. On average, British workers say 57 per cent of the work they do matters to them personally.
Alex Shootman, President and CEO of Workfront commented:
“As companies race to digitize across every aspect of their business, from human resources to finance to sales, people and the work they do each day has been left behind in legacy productivity solutions and antiquated tools, trapping innovation. Today’s workforce wants and needs a new platform for collaboration and digital work, one that connects people to get things done and enables leaders to see, support, and measure their entire enterprise. These results demonstrate how much the modern workforce wants and needs a new approach.”
Workfront has included these findings in its fourth annual State of Work report. The report captures comprehensive quantitative feedback on how professionals view their work at present, what challenges they face, and how they see current workplace trends playing out in the future. The report also provides practical recommendations that businesses can implement to address the issues raised by staff. The 2018 Workfront State of Work report surveyed 2,030 office workers in the UK.
The State of Work report should be essential reading for all business leaders in the UK. The full report can be downloaded at: http://www.Workfront.com/stateofwork.