by Kate Lister
“New research from Sage People, ‘Why your workforce isn’t working’, looks at how employees across companies of all sizes in the US, Canada and the UK view the workplace. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years.
This is costing the US a staggering $450-$550 billion a year. Industry
Research shows that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive.”
Sage researchers found that many company benefits–such as ping-pong tables and company outings–aren’t improving productivity or keeping staff happy. Only 5% of employees found ping-pong beneficial, and only 9% liked company outings. More than half of respondents found games in the office distracting and a productivity pit.
What can organizations do to reverse this trend? Talk to your staff. Ask questions. According to the survey, almost half of respondents have never been asked by their employer how to improve their working experiences.