Adelaide,
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February
2015
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Australia/Sydney

Adelaide workers vote IT as their number one productivity killer

A recent report by global workplace provider Regus revealed that Adelaide’s technology malfunctions are hampering its citizens’ work productivity.

In response to a Regus global survey on top productivity killers, IT glitches proved to be the number one source of daily work disruptions for Adelaide professionals, with 55 per cent of respondents confirming this as their main hindrance, compared to the national average of 47 per cent.

Adelaide natives also topped the regional chart for those complaining of daily road work interruptions, with 31 per cent of respondents claiming the city’s road repairs heavily impacted productivity levels, far outweighed the nation’s average of 11 per cent.

The survey revealed that Adelaide topped the national chart for all tech-related issues, with 14 per cent blaming lowered-productivity on their smartphone battery checking out whilst on-the-go, and seven per cent of respondents complaining that energy outages spoiled their daily stride.

CEO of Australia and New Zealand, Paul Migliorini, said that it was interesting how the survey revealed Adelaide professionals as the most polarised when it came to their productivity frustrations.

“Out of all the productivity killers we asked our respondents to provide feedback on, Adelaide workers came out either top or bottom of the survey for nine out of the 12 listed interruptions, with IT glitches and transportation issues tagged as major productivity killers.”

“On a positive note, it seems that more personalised business interruptions are not viewed as detrimental, with Adelaidiens appearing to be the least annoyed respondents for lengthy meetings and conference calls,” Mr Migliorini said.

The following table presents the national and state-capital top production killers, with respondents asked to select their top three from the list:

What causes the greatest delays or worst interruptions in your working day?

 

Australia

Adelaide

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Perth

IT glitches

47%

55.2%

45.8%

45.6%

46.2%

45.8%

Road works

11%

31.0%

8.0%

7.4%

16.1%

16.9%

Transport delays

27%

31.0%

30.2%

32.9%

22.6%

20.3%

Traffic jams

37%

31.0%

36.0%

35.6%

39.8%

49.2%

Lengthy meetings

54%

27.6%

54.2%

61.1%

52.7%

47.5%

Cold calls (inbound)

22%

27.6%

21.8%

20.1%

23.7%

20.3%

Long drives to meetings

15%

20.7%

16.0%

16.1%

11.8%

18.6%

Smartphone battery dying

11%

13.8%

9.3%

10.7%

11.8%

6.8%

Conference calls

21%

13.8%

25.8%

17.4%

19.4%

18.6%

Energy outages

3%

6.9%

2.2%

2.0%

2.2%

3.4%

Transport strikes

3%

3.4%

4.9%

3.4%

0.0%

1.7%

Transport network works

5%

3.4%

6.2%

6.7%

2.2%

8.5%

Source: Regus

Mr Migliorini added: “For those who work flexibly, business centres such as Regus can provide professional, productive working environments and IT security to ensure busy professionals get the peace and functionality they need to get on with the job without interruptions.”

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Regus is the global workplace provider.

Its network of more than 2,000 business centres in 104 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.

The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.8 million members want support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centres.

Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit: www.regus.com.au