Low productivity in the workplace costs U.S. employers up to US$ 1.8 trillion every year.
Subpar performance causes a cascade of problems, such as low morale, a lack of motivation to work, frustration, and finally disengagement from the job.
Disengaged employees are more likely to quit and seek fresh opportunities elsewhere where their talents and skills are valued. Nearly one-in-five employees leave their jobs because of a toxic work culture.
The employees left behind feel demoralized when they see their coworkers moving to greener pastures, which causes them to further lose interest in their work. Consequently, the workplace suffers from more absenteeism, missed deadlines, and greater attrition.
When a company faces frequent absenteeism and high turnover, it hurts profitability and business growth.
Let’s understand what causes productivity problems at the workplace and discuss a few solutions.