£1,730. That’s what UK businesses lose every hour, on average, to downtime and slow technology. That adds up to £3.6 million across the year for the UK. This is an industry estimate and, chances are, it’s actually a lot higher.
Slow technology and downtime steals the time of your workforce, the most important resource you have. Plus it can really frustrate your staff. Job hunting is rife in January and believe it or not, small frustrations in the work environment- such as slow technology – are one of the main reasons for staff becoming dissatisfied in their work.
Downtime, slow computers, and constant printer issues all have a surprisingly long-term impact on staff satisfaction levels. And will add to the emotional reason lots of people leave one job for another.
This, on top of the fact that the average UK business loses a massive 545 hours of staff productivity per year due to downtime, doesn’t bode well for either a happy workforce, or a successful business.
In our experience, it’s mostly older technology, or technology that’s not been proactively maintained every day, that’s most likely to cause problems.
A new year is the perfect time to inject some life into your slow and unreliable systems. Imagine what a difference it could make if you told your staff that you’re upgrading systems in January to speed things up and make their jobs easier? It could be a deal breaker for some employees, and the success of your business in 2019.
A conversation with us today can help you put plans in place to upgrade your computer systems and give everyone something exciting to look forward to in January.