Double the work for UK workers thanks to tech

Double the work for UK workers thanks to tech

Over one-third of UK workers do double the work thanks to disconnected tech stack. Workers are frustrated by switching between a growing number of work apps 

Templafy, the leading content enablement platform that aligns workforces and helps people create on-brand, high-performing business content faster, reveals over a third, 37%, of UK employees do double the amount of work because their technology stack lacks useful integrations in its business enablement report. 

This leaves UK workers spending large amounts of time switching between applications, with over one in four, 27%, using six to ten different applications each week. Working with so many applications leaves office workers overwhelmed and 29% feel frustrated from changing between so many tools.

To tackle the issues of disconnected content and workflows, 60% of UK employees want technology that integrates into daily workflows and nearly two-thirds, 64%, wanting more user-friendly and intuitive platforms. Over half, 57% stated they wanted company-wide technology to solve the content challenges they face today. 

Key to solving these challenges is ensuring the business enablement tech stack supports flexible working. While 85% of employees think the hybrid workplace will be successful if companies invest in technology to support it, over one third, 39%, still don’t believe their company has the right tech set up in place. To support the emerging hybrid workforce, UK employees’ concerns need to be addressed, as 31% are worried flexible working will negatively impact productivity and over a third, 35% are concerned collaborating with colleagues will be harder.  

Businesses need to invest in additional training for tech tools to support flexible working, with one in four employees agreeing it’s a lot harder to learn and use a new technology tool in a remote environment. 

Employers need to ensure they choose their business enablement technology stack wisely for company-wide adoption. Often the main reasons technology fails to be adopted are it doesn’t fit into workflows, 55% and there isn’t consistent, company-wide use, 55%. Tackling these prevalent workplace issues requires business enablement stacks, which will empower people to do better work more efficiently with apps and tech tools used daily.

Speaking about the report’s findings, Jesper Theill Eriksen, CEO of Templafy said: “The past year forced everyone to reevaluate their digital transformation roadmap. Those who were lagging behind were pushed to condense years’ worth of work into just weeks. Others further ahead focused on optimizing their now-dispersed teams. Amid this rapid change, there’s clearly an effort to figure out the right solution for these uncharted waters. 

“Now, as the vaccines are rolling out worldwide, the extremity of how we operated is coming to an end; but it’s extremely unlikely that we’ll go back to the way things were before. With that massive change came evidence that some new ways of working, for example, remote working, can be highly effective and that high-price office space rental may not be as necessary as we previously thought. 

“One thing is for certain: finding the ideal technology setup to support the future of work will remain center stage for some time to come. The first to discover the right way to have less software that does more to enable a unified, efficient, and perhaps most importantly -pleasant- working experience will be the ones who get to define the future of work.”

A national online survey of adult full-time employees, including over 1,000 UK workers, who work in companies of 100 employees or more, was conducted by Propeller Insights between March 26th and March 27th, 2021. Respondents opted into an online database, from there, they were targeted based on demographics. To further confirm qualifications, respondents were asked to verify their information in the survey itself, self-identifying qualifications, with the maximum margin of sampling error was +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence

Templafy is pioneering the content enablement category with a first-of-its-kind infrastructure that actively accelerates business performance with connected content.

Copyright Lyonsdown Limited 2021

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