How much time do you spend at your job but not working because of tech issues? The average worker loses more than 100 minutes of productivity a week because of workplace tech problems, according to a new survey. And that’s enough to send half of them searching for a new job.
The poll of 1-thousand hybrid or remote workers and 1-thousand IT professionals finds 42% have applied to other jobs in search of better tech, but didn’t actually switch jobs and 11% have changed jobs for better technology.
The survey results also reveal:
- 20% of respondents report “always” having bad experiences with their workplace tech, leading to an average of 18 frustrations during the work week and adding up to 102 minutes of lost productivity a week.
- Specific frustrations workers deal with daily include slow websites (35%), a lack of access to certain online resources while working from home (28%), needing to restart their computer (28%) and having to troubleshoot problems by themselves (25%).
- Some of the issues are related to using old technology, with a quarter of those polled reporting that the tech they use for work is at least five years old.
- Nearly all of the respondents (93%) say if companies invested more in their technology, employee satisfaction and retention would go up.
- And 77% say they’d be more committed to their job if their companies provided them with better tech.
Source: Study Finds