The collaborative work management platform company, Wrike, has today launched its Work Management Proficiency Index which it hopes will identify the primary barriers that prevent organisations from advancing in work management proficiency.
Wrike has created the product after reports that CIOs cite cross-functional collaboration, which thwarts efforts to achieve operational efficiency, as a top priority.
“Companies today are missing out on some of the most impactful benefits of exceptional work management, including the ability to efficiently and effectively collaborate across teams and systems,” said Wrike Founder and CEO, Andrew Filev.
He continues, “Our aim with this index is to enable organisations to focus on the key practice areas that are standing in their way of work management proficiency and provide them with the tools to tackle these challenges, paving the way to achieving operational excellence.”
Changing the way people work
The Index focuses on seven areas of core work management competencies. These are leadership, ownership, integration, measurement, investment, efficiency, and engagement.
“Collaborative work management platforms, like Wrike, are not only fundamentally changing the way work gets done every day – they can dramatically improve an organisation’s ability to achieve operational excellence,” said Wrike Chief Customer Officer Abhay Rajaram.
Rajaram added: “Wrike has been committed to empowering highly productive teams since day one, and we are excited to begin partnering with executives and other stakeholders to help their organisations optimise work management strategies and execution for better and faster results. Our goal is to support our current and future customers with actionable guidance to accelerate their work management proficiency and increase efficiency so they can meet customer expectations for on-demand personalised products, services, and experiences in the post-digital era.”
The Work Management Proficiency Index Process
The new Index is based on a Key Proficiency Indicator (KPI) assessment as well as producing a user feedback system that investigates the strengths and weaknesses of certain areas.
As well as this, firms are placed in one of the four Work Management Proficiency Index stages based on their assessment scores and evaluated against similar companies to look at competitive gaps. A step-by-step action plan is then highlighted which helps to work on both long- and short-term goals.