Europe’s workforce could get 3.5 days back every month
According to the European Central Bank, annual productivity growth across Europe declined from about 2% in 1995 to just 0.5% in 2016 1. In the UK, productivity growth has been especially weak since the economic downturn of 2008. Only in the last quarter did the UK see slight growth of 0.9% 2.
Javier Diez-Aguirre, VP Corporate Marketing, Ricoh Europe said: “Employers are missing an open goal in terms of boosting productivity, with poor access to technology wasting staff time. It’s clear from our research that workers across Europe want their employers to help them become more productive. Better technology access has benefits for the organisation and the employee, saving time and money by empowering smarter working.”
The amount of time employees believe they could save at work each month by using technology to work smarter varies across Europe. In France, workers believe it could save them 1.8 days a month compared with 5.6 days in Russia – over an entire working week. For each individual country the number of days are:
|Czech Republic||3.8||UK & Ireland||3.2|
|Netherlands||3.5||Belgium & Lux.||1.8|
Find out more at www.ricoh-europe.com/thoughtleadership.
Note to editors: Number of days saved per month = Total no. of minutes saved per year (‘Av. no. of minutes respondents said they could save’ x ‘number of working days per year for country’) / 12 / 60 / 7.5
Number of working days per year = ‘252 (total no. of working days in 2017) – minimum holiday allowance in each country’
2 Office for National Statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/economicoutputandproductivity/productivitymeasures/articles/gdpandthelabourmarket/julytoseptember2017
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