Collaborating across multiple departments, geographies, and time zones can take a toll on productivity. According to resent research, professionals across the U.S. and Europe are wasting weeks a year on ineffective project collaboration.
- European collaboration study:
- Project managers admit to wasting an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes a week due to inefficient practices, which equals more than 20 working days a year.
- North American collaboration study:
- 55% report time is wasted! On average, respondents believe they waste 7 hours per week because of collaboration hurdles – a total of 350 hours per year – the equivalent of almost 9 weeks!
That’s a lot of emails, documents, and spreadsheets. Both continents say the explosion of apps for collaborating has only made it harder to complete projects on time, on budget, and at a high quality. We invite you to read Jason Morio’s blog on Project Lab titled: Where is collaboration more chaotic – Europe or the US?
If you find this topic interesting, Jason has submitted to speak at SXSW Interactive, vote for “Project Chaos: How Teams Can Collaborate Better” to learn more.