Regardless of whether we talk about leadership positions in a company, like C-level or 2nd-level management, or employee that is working as a designer or developer, using task management platforms in companies affects all the members in this family.
One of the most used software platforms that help with the organization in companies is Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Zoho Projects, etc. Azure DevOps has over 150 million users all over the world, so it must be a tool that helps with productivity, efficiency, and many other aspects of the organization.
But the big question here is how much time is needed for employees to get used to using these platforms, how much is required in the work hours to manage with them, and does the management has all the data needed for further work from these platforms?
Productivity becomes one of the immediate struggles of any leader in a company. The big question on their mind is, “How do I do more without getting lost in the ever-increasing tasks?” This is what leadership principles are supposed to accomplish.
In his ‘Hackers’ Way’ letter, Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “The hackers’ way is a way to improve the system and do things faster.” But how can things be done faster if the organization tool in the company is the one that is wasting employees' time?
Garden’s 2021 Developer Productivity Survey results show that employees spend more than 15 hours every week on tasks outside of writing application code. In the US alone, this time spent could be costing companies up to $61billion per year. 49% of the respondents to this survey said they would develop new products and services to support the company if they did not have to spend that much time with management of the tasks. 46% said they would improve the speed and delivery of existing products and services, and 44% said they would improve security for existing products and services. Seven in 10 respondents say the time spent on specific tasks is time wasted and could be put to more strategic use.
Regarding the satisfaction with the development setups and workflows in the companies, only 11% of all respondents are completely happy. And this is not just frustration, employees recognize that the way they are spending their time in the company, has a real impact on the business.
Having too many manual processes in the organization flow is becoming a more pervasive issue. Employees say that they have too many tools, integrated in a fragile way, as well as a slow build process, and these issues are preventing going faster from code to development.
28% of the employees say that they are asked to update their work status a couple of times a day, and 29% say they are asked a few times a week. Employees are not happy with this requirement, because they are wasting time on many clicks and are defocused from the important work.
Organizations and companies are changing their priorities daily, managers are working with different teams, working on different projects, and developing the work for many tasks a day. Managing the task management platforms is just increasing frustration, stress, defocus from the important things, wasting time, and increasing the cost of the company daily.
To achieve productivity, Raoul Plickat, the founder of CopeCart, advises leaders to discover their most persistent ‘wasters’ and create systems to eliminate them. But what if we can tell you that your company can continue to work on the same platforms that your team is already used to, but with an integration of a platform that can automize the entire process and eliminate all these existing problems.
Stick around with us, to learn more about this platform, that is the hero of this story.
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