New York Tops California in Better Team Communication & Transparency at Work

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With 130 million Americans working full-time and a shrinking workforce, teams are more fragmented and strapped for time than ever before. Even with a rise in communication platforms and tools, there is a fundamental breakdown in communication between managers and team members in America’s workplaces., the team management platform on a mission to connect people to workplace processes, released its report today on the State of Transparency in America’s Workplaces to understand sentiment across the U.S. workforce, identify where the country’s most successful and collaborative teams are based, and understand how teams work together.

The report provides a comprehensive look at how Americans communicate and connect with teams in the workplace and showcases the surprising chasm between managers and teams. The data was collected online with Ask Your Target Market (AYTM) across 1,000 men and women between the ages of 22-55 in the United States in September 2018. is the team management platform that is used to manage the core of any business and facilitate open lines of communication and transparency at work. As a SaaS company, equips teams with a more efficient and intuitive way to manage every work process, and is fully customizable to suit any business vertical.’s 40K paying teams across 200 business verticals include Discovery Channel, McDonald's and WeWork.

“The employees of today’s workforces feel so busy, even though they may not understand why. We’re working harder than ever before, but not always smarter,” said Roy Mann, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at “Transparency is one of the fundamental cores of our business, and allows all kinds of teams to easily visualize and manage any possible workflow or business operation across departments — eliminating silos and improving productivity.”

Here are the key findings of’s survey on the State of Transparency in America:

The Big Apple Takes a Bite from The Golden State
When it comes to great workplace communication and organization, New York tops California. Californians feel a stronger need to improve communication among their teams at work:

  • 64.5% of Californians surveyed (93 respondents) said they and their colleagues could better communicate needs and goals
  • Only 55% of New Yorkers (60 respondents) felt the same.
  • In comparison, a majority of the total U.S. workforce – 63% of people surveyed – feel their teams can better communicate needs and goals

Californians also feel busier than their New York counterparts:

  • 57% of workers in California feel they’re too busy, vs. 43% of New Yorkers.

What Is Your Team Working On? IDK.
A significant portion of the U.S. workforce doesn’t have a full understanding of how they’re spending their workdays

  • 28% of those surveyed do not feel they have an accurate assessment of how they’re spending time at work
  • 37% of those surveyed feel their manager does not have an accurate understanding of how they’re spending time

More than half of employees in America go nearly the entire week without discussing what they’re working on

  • 54% people surveyed discuss projects and tasks with their managers once a week

But We’re Tired!
Nearly half the U.S. workforce feels they are too busy – 46% catch themselves saying they're too busy at work – and most of these busy people feel sick, tired and irritable. Of that 46%:

  • 37% often feel sick, tired, irritable and less productive at work
  • 43% feel somewhat sick, tired, irritable and less productive at work
  • Only 21% feel productive at work

Breaking out of a Mon-daze
Don’t like Mondays? Don’t underestimate the likelihood of a pre-weekend meeting, either.

  • To start off the week, nearly 45% surveyed are likely to connect on Monday
  • While Fridays are the start of the weekend for most teams, only 16% are most likely to connect with teams on Fridays.

The Michael Scott Work Style
Thought that communication platforms are replacing meetings? Think again – people are still holding meetings to share status updates.

  • 62% people surveyed share updates on projects via meetings
  • 62% people surveyed share updates on projects via email
  • 33% people surveyed share updates on phone calls
  • Only 20% people surveyed share updates on projects via Slack, G-chat Skype, etc.

For more information about and the State of Transparency in America, visit

About (formerly dapulse) is a team management platform designed to connect people to processes while creating an environment of transparency in business. As a web-based SaaS company, facilitates a more efficient and intuitive way to manage teams and entire operations. has raised $84.1 million to date and investors include Stripes Group, Insight Venture Partners, Entrée Capital, and Genesis Partners. With offices in Tel Aviv and New York, the tool is fully customizable to suit any business vertical and currently has over 40,000 paying teams around the world, from over 140 countries.

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