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Workplace Survey Reveals More Workers Communicate In-person vs. Email, Texting and Instant Messaging
DENVER, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a marked increase in the number of communication and collaboration technologies available to workers, a recent survey of knowledge workers by TrackVia reveals that most workers still regularly communicate the old fashioned way, in person and face-to-face.
Some notable findings:
"When it comes to increasing workplace productivity, it's clear that tools like email and instant messaging help, but don't replace personal collaboration," said Charles Var, vice president of Marketing for TrackVia, providers of an online solution that gives business people a radically faster way to build their own department- or company-specific applications that they can share with colleagues. "Context also matters as people's preference for communication appears to change based on what they're doing."
GENDER AND GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES:
The survey also revealed some generational and gender differences. For example, 50 percent of women said electronic communication increased productivity, whereas 62 percent of men said it increased productivity. Younger workers were more likely to view electronic communication as a way to increase productivity. Sixty-five percent of respondents 25 to 34 years old said electronic communication increased productivity. Only 52 percent of respondents aged 35 or older said electronic communication increased productivity.
Additional gender and generational differences included:
To view an infograph showing these and other key findings, visit http://www.trackvia.com/blog/infographics/how-workers-communicate-and-collaborate-infographic
ABOUT THE SURVEY METHODOLOGY
The study was administered by Amplitude Research during January 2013 among a nationwide panel of workers. In total, 300 surveys were completed by U.S. respondents who use computers and software as part of their daily job. The survey has a maximum sampling margin of error of +/- 5.7 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. More information about Amplitude Research, Inc. may be found at http://www.amplituderesearch.com.
TrackVia is a do-it-yourself application builder for business people – a faster and easier alternative to the IT department or custom development projects. TrackVia customers have built thousands of applications, ranging from commonly used business solutions for CRM, order management, support case management, software bug tracking and product catalogues to highly tailored vertical applications for corporate real estate, healthcare, travel and hospitality, and even automotive and manufacturing industries. TrackVia is sold on a simple and affordable month-to-month subscription plan. For more information or to sign-up for a free 14-day trial, please visit www.trackvia.com.
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