Most small business owners and managers believe that employee sick days and stress are the top two contributors to lost productivity. Furthermore they believe that unscheduled absences cost their businesses money and productivity losses.
Those are some of the findings of a survey Avaya will release on March 31, which targeted business owners and managers with 20 to 100 employees. The survey looked at the pain such losses exact on those businesses and at how more flexible communications options might help.
Among the 55 decision makers who responded to the Web-based survey, 72 percent said that stress and employee sick days were the biggest productivity hits they take.