Businesses as a whole, from IT to HR departments face a huge challenge in addressing this productivity gap, as Lakeside’s research shows 40% of workplace technology issues, such as network connectivity, application performance, and system errors, go unreported to IT teams.
David Keil, Chief Executive Officer at Lakeside Software told LondonLovesTech.com, “The Digital Workplace Productivity Report has identified a critical flaw in most organisations.
“Not only are many employees feeling hindered by their workplace technology, but IT teams are also frustrated by a lack of visibility into how and when issues occur.
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“The loss of nearly one hour per week per employee to IT downtime represents a major productivity issue for enterprise organisations,” Keil added.
“By taking steps to proactively prevent problems occurring across their IT infrastructure, business leaders can minimise downtime and achieve millions of dollars in reclaimed revenue every year.”
As organisations continue to compete for talent, it’s critical for businesses to have the right tools and capabilities to support workforces of any kind.
Platforms that support the digital employee experience (DEX) can drive positive change by analysing how employees interact with the organisation’s computing devices, local and cloud applications, networks and virtual infrastructures (VDIs).
A strong DEX is also critical for employee retention and talent acquisition. Thirty-six percent of employees report that they have considered leaving an employer due to poor digital experiences — and of those, 14% admitted they have actually left.
This represents a significant challenge in a competitive environment where nearly half of all employees globally are considering changing jobs.
David Wilkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Lakeside Software added, “As the four-day work week makes headlines around the globe, organisations are still grappling with how to manage and adapt to decentralized work environments, let alone a reduced work week.
“Our research shows just how important flexibility and the digital experience is to employee satisfaction.
“While many business leaders see workforce engagement as being the main output driver, employees have another perspective: the need for technology, IT support, workplace flexibility, and training that enables greater productivity and leads to a more satisfied workforce.”