Inefficient Review And Approval: The Real Cost Of "Free" Solutions
When it comes to online proofing solutions, just because you aren’t spending money, doesn’t mean it’s free. While it may be overused, and a tad trite, the old cliché that “time is money” holds more truth today than it ever has. In the creative context, delays and bottlenecks in the project management process can end up costing you far more in the long run than you can “save” with patchwork email, spreadsheets, or job jacket solutions.
Research from the McKinsey Global Institute shows that:
- Up to 28% of the average workweek is spent just on reading and responding to emails
- Another 19% goes towards tracking down and gathering necessary information, while
- 14% is spent on internal communication and collaboration
Added up, this leaves less than 40% of the workweek dedicated to role-specific tasks. If almost two-thirds of the average week is spent managing unruly email, tracking down leads based on those emails, and trying to collaborate with your team members, it’s clear that not only employees will suffer, but productivity will as well.