Have your say: BrightStarr digital workplace productivity survey 2016

Have your say: BrightStarr digital workplace productivity survey 2016

This timely research into productivity will help you figure out how best to maximise the value of your digital workplace technology investment in order to help you grow, remain competitive, and reduce internal operating costs.

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There is no better time to investigate how digital workplaces, intranets and other related technologies can help raise organisational productivity. According to Gallup, disengaged employees are costly. For example, in the US between $450 billion and $550 billion is lost due to low worker productivity each year. McKinsey also state that intrinsically motivated staff perform 16 percent better than workers who are burnt out.

If we can provide staff with access to the right tools, at the right time, then we can go some way to raise their overall effectiveness. A worthwhile challenge if ever there was one.

Why does productivity matter?

Productivity is all about raising the output or the speed in which new products or services are created or delivered. How do you get more value from your effort, using the the same or less input? Access to technology, better tools, more efficient processes, can help here a lot. Yet frustratingly, technology is not the whole answer. 

There can be no doubt that digital tools, services and networks have become an integral component to growth. Yet technology is necessary yet not a determinate to raised productivity. When invested in the wrong way (or for the wrong reasons), the value of brilliant tools like enterprise social collaboration software can quickly evaporate 

Today, however, due to a renewed emphasis on growth and productivity, there is a window of opportunity to once more look at these tools afresh.

The compelling question for us to answer is what role can digital workplace technologies, collaboration spaces and a growing multitude of apps play in helping businesses raise their productivity game?

With this in mind, our unique survey will set out to investigate the following questions: 

  • Which technologies are least and most popular?
  • What types of work do these technologies support best?
  • What barriers need to be overcome to unlock their productive potential?

The survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. No names, personal details or company information will be collected or used in its analysis and report.

What do you get in return?

Once we reach our survey quota, any respondents who have entered their email address will be entered into a draw to win a Sonos Play:1.

The report will be FREE to all survey participants who include an email address when published in early 2017. It will provide you with analysis with commentary from leading experts, concluding with a set of actionable recommendations.

Please do participate with BrightStarr in this invaluable research.

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Martyn Perks Head of Customer Insight

Martyn is a business consultant with wide ranging experience in both public and private sectors. His expertise is in helping world-wide and small organisations improve how they communicate, share knowledge and innovate internally — aiding their growth and competitiveness. He works with senior leadership to front-line staff advising and mentoring them with compelling insights, recommendations, prototypes and business cases. Because his background is in design, he uses these skills whenever possible to help make complex ideas simple, in tandem with tangible and insightful analysis.

In addition to his consultancy work, Martyn regularly speaks, produces debates, and writes about a wide variety of topics including about privacy, big data, social media, innovation, design, 3D printing, behaviour change, usability, architecture, and artificial intelligence. Publications he has written for include The Independent, International Business Times, Telegraph business, the Guardian, Big Issue, Core77, Design Week, Netimperative, spiked, Web Designer Depot and CMS Wire. He co-authored Winners and Losers in a Troubled Economy: How to Engage Customers Online to Gain Competitive Advantage (2008), contributed a chapter on online communities to The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated (2008); founded the Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation; and conveyed the Big Potatoes: Manifesto for Design group.

He has spoken at debates across Europe and in America including at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Battle of Ideas festival, Design Exchange at the London Design Festival, Anglo Israeli Association in Jerusalem, Zurich Salon, Dublin Salon, Hellenic American Union in Athens, London College of Fashion, and at the private members club Home House. He has appeared on R4’s PM radio news programme debating whether blue-skies thinking is a management fad with FT’s Lucy Kellaway, and more recently debated whether artificially intelligent machines will take over humanity on SkyNews’ lunchtime #SkyDebate. Thankfully, he said they are still lightyear’s away from being as smart as us!

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