50% of work is ad-hoc managed through informal communication, such as, emails and meetings. A staggering 80% of employee time is spent in meetings and responding to emails at many companies, leaving little time for work.
Productivity is negatively affected by distractions and having to continually switch context between emails and the actual work. An average an employee spends 16 minutes to regain focus and context after checking their inbox, which happens about 36 times a day.
Ad-hoc work allows tasks to be done as they are requested without any formal workflow or approval process.
Albeit simple, it limits accountability and understanding of status, resources, time, scope, cost and profit efficiency.