We spend one-third of our lives at work.
However, 85% of employees don’t feel engaged with their work.
Seems like a BIG problem and a real missed opportunity. So why is this?
Turns out more than half of what most people do at their jobs is related to repetitive, boring and monotonous ‘busy work’.
No one is inspired by busy work.
Turns out 58% of us are so swamped with day-to-day busy work that we don’t have time to think.
Follow my math on this one. If we spend 1/3 of our lives at work and upwards of 50% of that is spent on wasteful ‘busy work’ then it seems we’re wasting upwards of 1/6 of our lives (50% of 1/3). That’s almost a full day every business week. Yikes!
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It’s no wonder to me why 85% of employees don’t feel engaged with their work.
So what can we do about it?
Automate away the boring stuff. Empower your team to focus on problems that are more exciting to solve and have a greater impact on firm performance.
If you make this change, I guarantee you’ll see a boost in engagement and ultimately firm performance as well.
PS. Read more about the time we spend at work and related workplace statistics.