Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- Louise Dickmeyer, President of PDP Solutions cited an important whitepaper titled, “Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Communications Barriers and Latency.” Dickmeyer suggested, “Opening communication provides meaningful information to manufacturing production floor employees.”
Siemens Enterprise Communications Group commissioned a study performed by SIS International Research to quantify these costs to small and medium businesses (SMBs) around the globe. An SMB with 100 employees could be leaking a staggering $524,569 annually as a result of hidden costs associated with communications barriers and latency. Communications barriers and latency impact everyday business process and collaboration. Not addressing these everyday hidden communication costs leads to increased operating costs, unsatisfied customers, and impaired competitive advantage.
Key findings from the study include:
- SMBs and LEs experience similar hidden communication costs
- Communications barriers and latency are widespread and costly
- Addressing communications inefficiencies is a high priority for SMBs
- Evolving business environment is driving mobility among SMBs
- SMB mobility is driving the need for improved communications solutions
- Fragmented and varied technologies limit communications efficiency
- Unified communications is taking root with SMBs
About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement.
The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.
Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, The PDP solution (http://www.pdpsolutions.com) is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day. Follow PDP Solutions on Twitter @ownyourculture.