Friday, April 3, 2009

Significantly Improved Worker Productivity – Bang for your Orla Buck

The results that people experience after the Orla Essentials programme are universal, and can be summarised as follows: Adoption 50% of people embrace Orla. These workers agree that the non-intuitive design of Outlook has caused them problems, and they're eager to build on the Orla Essentials programme. 30% of people inadvertently resist Orla but are open to persuasion through the passage of time and exposure to the Orla Advanced programmes. These workers need greater exposure to the value that Orla represents, and that can't be thoroughly demonstrated during the mere 2 hours and 40 minutes of the Orla Essentials learning programme. 10% of people overtly resist Orla for good reasons. These people are those who have already established a truly effective personal workflow-management methodology for themselves and see no value in changing the way they work. They are quite often the 'power' Outlook users, people who are intrinsically well-organised or workers who deal with only a very low volume of email. 10% of people overtly resist Orla for poor reasons. These are the folks who simply refuse to move their cheese. These are quite often the ones who express significant disaffection with the change initiative and who are heard the loudest. Performance Improvement Time is the most objective measurement of performance improvement (see 'Value' below), but many other measures of effectiveness and efficiency improvement are also reported. Generally, these include a statistically significant:
  • Reduction in the number of emails in the inbox.
  • Improvement in overall personal productivity.
  • Improvement in the pressure of time and workplace stress.
  • Mastery of the 4D decision-making methodology and the three key workload organisational concepts.
  • Confidence in the Orla system.
Satisfaction A statistically significant proportion of workers report that if they were to lose the Orla Interface from their copy of Outlook for any reason, they would definitely want to have it reinstalled. Orla has the effect of allowing workers to appreciate the ineffectiveness of the Inbox-Subfolder Paradigm. Through the use of an intuitive 4D decision-making process and the Outlook Calendar/Taskpad view, a much better workflow-management methodology is revealed, one that appeals to the sense of a 'smarter' way of working. The majority of workers report that they wish they'd had Orla for as long as they had email. Value Orla results reveal that a statistically significant proportion of workers:
  • Agree that Orla is definitely a worthwhile investment on the part of their employer.
  • Would have no hesitation in recommending Orla to their colleagues and friends.Are time-improved by a minimum of 30 minutes each day.
  • Whilst the Orla Essentials programme delivers an average minimum time-effectiveness improvement per worker of 30 minutes per day, after three Orla Advanced Learning programmes have been undertaken, the average minimum time-effectiveness improvement per worker is 120 minutes per day.
On the basis of time improvements alone, the average minimum financial return on investment for each worker undergoing the Orla Essentials programme is at least 250% per day.