Australian workplaces are inefficient, Total Facilities survey finds
Limited access to first-rate technology and equipment is creating inefficient workplaces, a new survey of workplace and facilities management professionals has found.
The Total Facilities survey of more than 250 professionals, whose focus is on championing efficiency and productivity in Australia’s built environment, found that one in four respondents (25 percent) believe that inefficient technology and equipment was the biggest factor hindering efficiency in their workplace.
The survey also finds that more than half of respondents (56 percent) say the design of their workplace was negatively impacting the productivity of its workers, and one in five (20 percent) blame ‘outdated processes’ as hampering workplace efficiency.
Total Facilities event manager Andrew Lawson says that efficiency and productivity are essential to helping Australia compete in a global marketplace, making it all the more important for workplace and facilities management professionals to speak up about inefficient practices in their workplace to make a change.
“Championing efficiency and productivity in the workplace – and the built environment more generally – is integral to the role of a facilities management or workplace professionals,” Lawson says.
According to the survey, almost half of respondents (43 percent) believe that more opportunity for employee training and education will help Australian workplaces to compete in a global marketplace, while one in four respondents (24 percent) cite ‘more opportunities to do things differently’ will improve Australia’s competitiveness on a global front.