GetApp’s survey of over 1,000 decision-makers, managers, and SME owners revealed that more than half of employees rejected their managers’ recommendations to implement PM software, despite the obvious benefits for businesses.
Unbelievable 55% of employees voted against the use of project management software within their company.
25% of employees believed that PM software was too difficult and not worth the effort.
14% didn’t see the value.
11% said they didn’t want the opportunity to learn how to use a brand new tool
5% found it difficult.
I wonder how many project managers were there?
15% of business leaders stated that they were not interested in project management software. The main reason (31%), they didn’t know enough information about it and how it could help their business. Budget issues were second at 27%. The third most common reason was lack of need, which was 22%
15% of business leaders stated that they don’t want to use PM Software because they aren’t familiar with its capabilities or how it would benefit them.
Next came ‘budget reasons. You’ve heard it before. Next was ‘budget reasons’ followed by ‘we don’t need it’. Hmm.
Companies have been forced to shift task management to online platforms due to changes in work practices in 2020, 2021, and beyond. I would have expected companies to recognize the importance of having a way for work to be tracked and projects to be delivered efficiently.
The survey found that 56% of companies had implemented new tools for project management since the pandemic. This indicates that some companies are beginning to see the benefits, even though employees may be reluctant to make the changes.
Sonia Navarrete, content analyst at GetApp, says that working remotely has made it difficult for employees to collaborate and communicate between tasks. These problems can be solved with project management software, which allows for a more cohesive team.
Project management tools make it possible to collaborate with your team.
More than half of companies surveyed use project management software for organizing their time and resources.
72% of these managers agreed that investing into project management tools would improve team collaboration.
79% of managers stated that it helped them reach their goals.
73% of respondents said the software was very helpful or very useful in supporting remote workers.
79% of respondents said they would pay upto PS50 per month to use the service (so budget hesitancy disappears once they see the possibilities).
Sonia believes that project management software can be incremental in its ability organize tasks and manage time.
The tools are not great.
36% of respondents said that the PM tools they use don’t meet their business needs. This means that many people will need to use other tools in order to complete the tasks the tool cannot perform. They might need a different product, or they might need an internal audit to determine if they are doing it in the most efficient way.
It is still fascinating because the survey shows that there are still many steps to be taken to ensure project management software tools receive the support and adoption needed to deliver business value.
Methodology: The GetApp Technology & Password management UK Survey 2021 data was collected by 1,011 UK-based respondents between 18-25, 26-24, 35-49, and 35-49, 50-60 and 64, 65, and above.
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