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Businesses with Too Many Rules Are Inhibiting Employee Productivity

Businesses with Too Many Rules Are Inhibiting Employee Productivity

Unnecessary rules and procedures, inefficient resources and office politics were named as the top three obstacles to productivity by UK employees, in a survey by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The research, which featured over 2,000 employees, found that unnecessary rules and a lack of resources were the two biggest barriers to productivity – each named by 28% of respondents. Office politics was named as the third biggest productivity obstacle by 24% of UK workers. Conversely, the main productivity stimulators named by employees were “interesting work” (40%), the ability to use their initiative (39%) and being matched with tasks that complement their skill set (25%). According to the survey, employee engagement plays a big part in keeping a business’ productivity ... »