Kate McDaniel is Blogs Editor at UiPath.
Think back to the last time you had a big project on a deadline. Were you able to focus 100% on the project and do your best work? Or did you have to split your time between priority tasks, administrative work, and the needs of your team?
If you weren’t able to give the project your full attention, you’re not alone—most people aren’t able to focus on truly productive work for more than a few hours a day.
Everyone, from the CEO to the newest administrative assistant, struggles to make the most of their time. It’s not a human resources (HR) problem—it’s a human problem.
This human problem also adds up to a financial problem. Wasted time and disengaged employees rack up trillions of dollars in lost productivity every year (and that’s just in the United States). Shiftboard even has a calculator you can use to help put an actual dollar amount to the cost of employee disengagement.
But before you can start getting that money back, you have to confront the real factors behind this lost productivity.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.uipath.com/blog/three-reasons-your-employees-cant-do-their-best-work