Workers Waste Time on Doc Management


How much time do you spend creating, approving and distributing documents? Apparently, too much, according to a recent survey conducted by IDC and sponsored by Adobe. In fact, IDC estimates that unproductive document-related time spent by information workers costs organizations nearly $20,000 a year for each employee. For an organization with 1,000 professionals, that equates to hiring 213 new workers. "Information work is inherently document-intensive," writes Melissa Webster, author of the whitepaper that accompanies the survey findings. "Much of the time that information workers spend involves [dealing] with documents or forms in one way or another—whether researching and pulling information together for documents; reviewing, approving and signing documents; managing the document review process; or working with forms and forms data." An estimated 1,200 global information and IT professionals took part in the research.

Workers Waste Time on Doc Management

Core Duty
Information workers spend 10 hours a week creating documents.

Workers Waste Time on Doc Management
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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