A new survey has revealed just how many UK workers are frustrated by inefficiencies at their organisation and feel that their workloads have increased significantly without warning.
It's a sizeable proportion of the workforce that feels this way, which suggests that markedly more people would benefit from working for themselves as limited company contractors or freelancers. Working in this way would put them in greater control of their workloads and managing their own time, meaning they should have fewer job-related frustrations.
According to research carried out by software as a service company Wrike for its Digital Work Survey 2018, one-third of workers across Europe have felt so hacked off by inefficiencies at their company that they have started to look for a new job, adding further weight to the theory that contracting would suit them more.
Some 29 per cent of workers revealed that inefficiencies have left them feeling disengaged and, at the same time, 59 per cent have seen their workload increase over the past two years. Despite this, 66 per cent of respondents said they had noticed they were expected to deliver work at a faster pace than they were just a few years ago, with each of these factors combining to make them feel frustrated with their current work situation.
Wrike found that the biggest bugbears irking workers were facing lengthy approval cycles for moving their work along, which 45 per cent cited as an irritation. Meanwhile, 39 per cent felt that their business employed outdated ways of thinking, 38 per cent were frustrated at having to use slow technology and 31 per cent said they were regularly given no clear direction on projects.
Each of these annoyances is something that can be banished to the past if workers make the move to becoming a limited company contractor. For example, they have greater control over their assignments so can make sure they have all the directional information they need, and they can make sure they're using tech devices that suit their needs.