E-mail Reduction Programme
E-mail use is fundamental to business operations, but has become one of the principal sources of productivity loss for companies. E-mail overuse results in:
- Reduced employee productivity. An estimated 25% of the workday is spent reading, writing and replying to e-mails
- Diminished focus. E-mail causes continuous task interruption
- More stress among employees. Overuse of e-mail prevents completion of other tasks and gives employees the sense that they are not advancing
Improvements are easy to achieve with the help of a structured e-mail reduction programme.
WorkMeter E-mail Reduction Programme:
The primary challenges for companies that want to implement an improvement plan for e-mail use are:
- Understanding how e-mail is being used across the company
- Being able to provide employees with data on how much they are using e-mail, so they can gradually replace unproductive habits with productive ones
- Involving team members in the definition of improvement objectives
- Be able to measure the impact of improvements
The WorkMeter E-mail Reduction Programme combines the use of individual metrics with the application of best practices and the definition of concrete objectives in a continuous loop.
Efficient Meetings Programme
Successful teamwork is impossible without meetings. They help people work toward common objectives, plan effectively, generate ideas and resolve problems. But employees often report the following:
- They don't know why they have been requested to attend a meeting
- Meetings veer off proposed agenda topics
- Post-meeting action items are not clearly defined and there is often insufficient follow-up
Imagine how much this is costing your organisation?
The WorkMeter Efficient Meetings Programme goes beyond reducing the amount of time employees spend in meetings. It can actually optimise the way meetings are run.
WorkMeter Efficient Meetings Programme:
Phase 1: Programme
- Present the programme
- Establish improvement objectives together with employees
Phase 2: Platform
- Install WorkMeter
- Configure and grant user access
- Obtain data on actual time spent in meetings
Phase 3: Productivity Programmes
- Train staff on best practices
- Define improvement objectives and optimal profiles
Phase 4: Continuous
- Evaluate results
- Implement corrective measures
- Define new objectives
Cultural and technological changes in recent years have transformed both work models and how people are managed. Teleworking is now common to most workplaces and employees have come to expect some level of flexibility. Permitting teleworking at your organisation can help you to:
- Support employees in balancing work and family life
- Minimise costs and reduce absenteeism
- Develop Corporate Social Responsibility or Environmental policies
Teleworking can create an extremely positive work environment and bring many benefits, but in order for it to be successful, companies need to ensure that employees maintain high levels of productivity.
WorkMeter Teleworking Programme:
The WorkMeter platform collects data on employee productivity in a way that is both automatic and objective.
The data set makes it easy to analyse work patterns and serves as a reference for both employee and company. The programme consists of several phases:
- Creation of optimal profiles by role based on data generated automatically by WorkMeter
- Definition of quantitative objectives that clarify expected contribution per employee
- Launch of the teleworking programme: employees can actually see their improvement in numbers
- Results analysis and follow-up meetings
- Continuous improvement process and evaluation of its results
Objective indicators and automatic data collection make it possible for companies to verify improvements in productivity, validate the success of the programme and extend teleworking to more team members.