LONDON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey released today by Workfront, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, found that UK marketers are increasingly spending large portions of the work day on things other than what they were hired to do; stating that only 36% of their day was spent on their primary job duties.
The study also revealed that the top three things that got in the way of work included excessive oversight (42%), excessive emails (62%), and wasteful meetings (64%). Not surprisingly, over a quarter of marketers (27%) stated their feelings about attending meetings could be best described with a negative emoji. "Meetings and email are a necessary part of today's workplace. Unfortunately, they are often misused; decreasing, rather than increasing, productivity," said Joe Staples, chief marketing officer at Workfront. "The good news is there are better ways to manage work. By implementing a solution like Workfront, marketers are able to collaborate in the context of work, and gain complete visibility into the work that is being done. This eliminates the need for unnecessary status meetings, and lengthy email threads and gives teams time back to be more productive. It's really about providing the tools that allow businesses to focus on the right work, create their best work, and deliver that work faster than ever before." While work isn't always rainbows and butterflies, the survey revealed several bright spots, primarily around people's work environments and co-workers. Eighty percent of marketers stated they love their jobs and are usually happy to be there (80%). They also expressed that dealing with their co-workers makes them feel happy (72%) and that at least one person at work has their back (87%). Approval ratings were also high for bosses with respondents stating that they felt that their boss listened to them (89%), and they felt empowered at work (79%).