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3 productivity blockers (and how others have broken these barriers)

2 October, 2022

Productivity. It means different things to different people. At Mail Manager, we don't believe that being productive means 'doing as much as humanly possible, all the time'. Rather, we think it means focusing your time on doing the work that matters to your organisation (i.e. that results in billable work), and spending less time on onerous admin. But many things can get in the way, including the dreaded email inbox.

3 common productivity blockers

Ask yourself, are you productive, or are you just busy? It's easy to get overwhelmed with the seemingly never-ending amount of tasks that pile up daily. Rarely do we have a full work day, let alone a week, to complete everything we want to. As a result, project and client work tends to suffer. But you're not alone.

The top three blockers to productivity in organisations are fake urgency (45%), lack of visibility (42%) and cross-team collaboration (39%). As well as these, 85% of employees spend hours searching for work-related information, and 53% cite excessive emails as the biggest challenge to getting work done.

A common thread in the productivity drain is email and business information as a whole. So, how are you protecting your time against these unwanted distractions?

How others have broken these barriers

There are several quick wins to getting your productivity back, but the ones that will have long-lasting effects involve overhauling your organisation's information management strategy. 

That might sound daunting, but with Mail Manager's email management solution, and Huddle's client portals, your productivity woes will quickly become a thing of the past.

Implementing an email management solution saves the average employee, who costs their business £15 per hour, a total of 3 hours per week. Every month that equates to £180 saved per user! And with the right client portal, knowledge workers save 104 minutes per week on average, which directly translates to billable hours.

Download this free infographic to see 16 productivity blockers and how Mail Manager and Huddle can break down these barriers.

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