What’s getting your organization down these days?

What’s getting your organization down these days?

The top 5 challenges workplaces are facing today according to Axero Solutions
1. Employee engagement: Do employees seem bored and uninterested in their work? Well, this likely doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, considering that roughly 31.7 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs.

2. Time management: Among industrialized countries, the U.S. ranks first in terms of hours worked per year. The average American employee puts in 1800 hours annually. Is this because U.S. workers are bad at time management, or is it because U.S. workers are simply asked to do more than workers in other industrialized nations? In all honesty, it’s probably the latter.

3. Overwhelming workloads: We all know Americans work a lot. Their heavy workloads likely contribute to their time-management problems. When you have so much to do, how can you possibly fit it all into the confines of the eight-hour workday?

4. Employee turnover: In 2014, the average turnover rate across all industries was 15.7 percent. Considering that the “golden” turnover rate should be about 10 percent (depending on who is leaving), it seems there is some serious work to be done in this area.

5. Open communication: “Transparency” has reached full buzzword status, but in true buzzword fashion, it doesn’t seem like too many people are actually paying attention to the very same virtues they laud. Only 14 percent of organizations can say with confidence that their employees understand the company’s goals, strategies, mission, and vision.