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Are You Wasting Valuable Time Managing Projects?

Project managers waste anywhere from 3-7 hours a week due to ineffective collaboration tools

Published By Nikki Glaser
Are You Wasting Valuable Time Managing Projects?

How many hours a week are you wasting when it comes to day-to-day job stress, complex internal processes, and completing tasks outside your main role? The answer may depend on whether you live in Europe or the United States.

In Europe, Project Managers report wasting up to three hours per week or 20 working days a year, according to a survey of 1200 project managers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands.1

Would you believe these results would be an improvement when compared to U.S. project managers? U.S. survey respondents say they waste more than 7 hours per week per person because of collaboration issues, adding up to 350 hours, or nearly 9 weeks per year.2 That’s more than twice the lost productivity time of their European counterparts.

Clearly, globally, project managers are under pressure managing numerous projects, deadlines, and tasks – leveraging ineffective or too many collaboration tools.

As a result, disparate productivity tools means chaos reigns supreme, costing organizations time and money as it becomes harder to complete projects on time, on budget, and at a high quality.
Read expert, Jason Morio’s perspective in his blog Stop Wasting Time and Money.

I’d like to hear from you. How much time are you wasting using ineffective collaboration tools? Share by leaving a comment below.

1 The Chaos Theory ebook: A survey & survival guide on how to overcome work life chaos
2 Project collaboration: moving past the hurdles of your legacy solutions

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Written by Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser is responsible for developing awareness and driving demand for Planview’s project collaboration software, Projectplace. Nikki has been involved in many different roles including marketing programs, events, integrated marketing and demand generation that have helped her develop into the modern marketer she is today. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in Advertising.