“A new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated suggests that the layoffs experienced by many organizations in the recent economic downturn have had a more adverse impact on productivity than employers may have thought. The ‘Productivity Drain’ survey finds that 40 percent of employees at organizations affected by layoffs would classify productivity as having been negatively impacted. Furthermore, of those 40 percent, two-thirds of them state that morale is suffering and that employees are less motivated than before. This is in large part due to the level of work that employees are dealing with. Sixty-four percent of respondents felt that there was too much work and not enough employees to do it, and with employees frustrated with the additional workload, half of those surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with their employers’ effort to maintain morale. Perhaps more concerning is that 36 percent of respondents believe that when the economy picks up, as an organization, they would not be prepared to meet the increased demand.”
How do you deal with more work with less people? – manage the relationships between the people, as well as the people themselves.
For more information on the survey, see The Workforce Institute (at Kronos® Incorporated).
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