You may think you’re giving employees all the information they need, but they may not agree. According to a new survey, workers say that nearly half (41%) of the information they get from their employer is irrelevant to their job. They say they spend a whopping 2.5 hours every day searching for information they need to do their job. This added burden caused 42% of respondents to say they feel less engaged in their work and 47% feel less confident in their ability to do their job.
Because they are unsure of the information they get from their higher ups, 85% of employees say they’re “not completely confident” about the quality or accuracy of the information they share with others.
Employers need to serve as gatekeepers to ensure that employees don’t get more information that they need and that what they get is relevant for them, helps them do their jobs better, and is accurate.