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Workers Are Overloaded and Underproductive — Here Are 3 Ways Workplace Tools Can Help

96% of employees are dissatisfied with the tools they've been equipped with to manage their work


There have been a number of trends sweeping through the workplace over the past few years due to the extreme — yet unavoidable — overhaul to where employees work and how they connect with their teams. From ‘The Great Resignation‘ to ‘quiet quitting,’ the core of these trends is employees being overloaded with work — and not knowing how to keep up. This means high job dissatisfaction, workers feeling overworked and underpaid, and a decline in productivity — all of which lead to employees completely quitting or checking out while still on the job.

Teams today have access to workplace tools for everything from communication to analytics to project management — so why are employees still struggling with burnout and low productivity? It’s because the excessive amount of tools that companies are implementing don’t address the root of these issues — they’re simply features. And as a result, 96% of employees are dissatisfied with the tools they’ve been equipped with to manage their work.

Now that remote and hybrid work has become the norm, workplace tools have to power more than just the ability for employees to work from home. They have to foster collaboration, manage priorities, encourage transparency and maximize productivity.

Related: The Collapse of Credit Suisse: A Cautionary Tale of Resistance to Hybrid Work

Here are three things that every workplace tool should empower teams to do in order to manage their work effectively and keep them engaged:

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