How to Analyse and Draw Insights on Company Efficiency with AutomaticAudit

Updated: Mar 19

Understanding company efficiency today is more important than ever as companies strive to respond to a constantly evolving labour force and economic environment (remote or not). Business executives recognise that measuring how many hours a day are spent working is insufficient; instead, it's more important to consider how productive workers are at work. Fortunately, AutomaticAudit has made it possible for managers to do just that. Managers can make data-driven decisions to help workers work smarter by monitoring and evaluating the best success metrics.

The Connection between Employee Engagement and Company Efficiency

Numerous studies have found that there is a strong connection between employee motivation and Corporate efficiency over the last decade. Employees that are disengaged are considerably less efficient. According to Gallup research, disengaged workers are at least 18 % less active and cause their companies to lose 15% of their profits. Businesses with high levels of employee participation have 22% higher profit.

Due to this, companies need a robust analytics monitoring platform to assess efficiency because when employees self-report the data in the traditional yearly HR Survey, management will rarely get anything resembling truth. The only way for management to get impartial, continuous and real analytics is through advanced workforce tools like AutomaticAudit, where the data comes directly from user actions. This allows executives to see how productive the company performs, helps organisational collaboration and helps identify areas where processes can be improved.

Diagnose where company time and effort have gone with Productivity Metrics

Getting a broad view of how work days are spent is crucial to all management in order to be able to do basic management tasks, like distribute work and make sure the correct task is being focused on or know when the best time to shedule meetings and team events is. This may also help employers identify workers who are having difficulty doing his allocated task so you the manager can provide assistance.

Look for inefficiencies in workflows

Even if productivity calculations are useful, they cannot override human intuition. Excessive use of certain platforms or software may be suspected as a symptom of burnout or a lack of understanding of obligations. You might designate skype as a valuable app, but an employee who spends the majority of their workday in skype is not ideal.

The Top Websites and Top Applications used as shown in AutomaticAudit will help you identify inefficiencies. Time wasted on email is a common problem to watch out for, since it can be a major cause of distraction for many workers. According to Adobe data, the average employee checks their email for 4.1 hours a day. Identifying habits such as repetitive email use allows administrators to develop more effective workflows, resources, or instructions for teams or individual workers, resulting in increased efficiency.

Find out if there are any coaching programmes for the staff.

Most workers want to be active at work, but they don't have the visibility, experience, or help to do so. Managers may use productivity analytics to inform or direct workers toward more profitable patterns by sharing the data with them in a straightforward manner.

Here are some examples:

  • Excessive use on social media is usually indicative of a disengaged employee. This may be attributed to personal matters outside of work, communication problems with colleagues, or even an indication that their desires and skill sets are out of sync with their roles (unless their roles include social media management, of course).

  • Working hours that are inconsistent or prolonged may indicate that an employee is overworked and at risk of burnout. This may indicate a staff capability problem, necessitating the addition of a new role to the team.

  • Employees who work unusually long hours on key assignments may benefit from preparation or schooling. For example, if productivity analytics suggest that an employee is devoting time to meaningful activities, but those tasks are taking longer to complete than those completed by other workers in comparable positions, there is obviously a skills deficit that requires further training.

  • Unexpected time expended on manual processes is a sign that you need to improve your organisational performance. If the workforce is wasting resources on projects that should be streamlined, you've probably discovered a cost-cutting automation and organisational efficiency opportunity. This information may also aid in the creation of a business case for the purchase of a new tool.

Have a sense of how efficient the staff is.

Want to have a fast read on how efficient the staff is during the day? You will see real-time efficiency reports for individual workers or the whole team at a glance with AutomaticAudit's dashboard. This gives employers instant access to standard job resources used during the day, average working hours across departments, and high-performing workers that need to be recognised.

Everyone benefits from organisational efficiency.

It's never been more critical to concentrate on employee efficiency than in today's workplace. Employee tension can be exacerbated by remote jobs and economic volatility, and low morale means longer working hours and needless dissatisfaction for both workers and employers. Managers can develop a greater understanding of how workers behave by reviewing insights from employee behaviour, identifying opportunities for change, and intervening when work patterns are off track. In the end, increasing employee productivity by objective workforce analytics is a win-win situation for all.

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