If you've detected a recent increase in inter-team tension at your workplace, you're not alone. According to Workfront's newly released 2016-17 State of Enterprise Work Report, conflict levels have risen 14% since 2014, from 81% to an all-present 95%.
This annual study on how work is managed by enterprise teams (and how workers react to it) has found that not only are enterprise workers butting heads more, but they're also working longer hours. Perhaps these too findings are related. Does spending more time at work just give people additional opportunities to clash with coworkers? Or is the stress of overtime causing tempers to flare? Probably a little bit of both.
The survey also yielded some other eye-opening stats, including:
- The amount of time office workers have to spend doing their primary job duties decreased from 46% in 2015 to 39% in 2016.
- When asked what gets in the way of work the most, workers say wasteful meetings (59%) and excessive emails (43%) are the biggest offenders.
- Co-workers who talk too loud were named most annoying by 38% of office workers—making it the biggest office pet peeve.
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