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How to Increase Productivity With Better Time Tracking

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Time tracking brings in a lot more benefit than harm to your workplace. Provided you implement it well, it can be the perfect way to boost effectiveness in the workplace, time management by employees and employee productivity overall. If you want to get more out of the time employees spend at your workplace, then time tracking is an ideal solution. Here are some ways you could use time tracking to improve employee productivity, according to Allied Time.

Time Tracking Helps to Reduce Time Wastage

The efficiency with which time at work is spent is a great are of application for time tracking software. According to studies, many employees admit to wasting at least half an hour per day when they are supposed to be at work. The main reasons for this are unchallenging work, low satisfaction with the work being done, the lack of incentives and boredom.

Time tracking can help fight time wastage. To start with, start by communicating with your employees and instill in them the vision that time management is important and that it helps them to achieve overall company goals. You can have respectful discussions with employees based on factual data about when and where they are most likely to waste time. This will help them to take ownership of their own time management and see the time tracking as a helper rather than an inhibitor.

Time Tracking Reduces Absenteeism

The truth is that it’s easy to slip up and miss work for many days in a row if there is no sense of accountability. It’s basic human nature to slip into these negative habits. However, with time tracking software, employees know that they are accountable for their attendance and will start to take it more seriously. They will avoid being tardy and will be less likely to practice absenteeism.

Time tracking for attendance is also useful when some employees insist on being tardy even when they know that they are being held accountable. Because the tracking software will provide tracking logs, the management can stay on top of things and address problems as soon as they pop up since everything is based on data.

Time Tracking Makes It Easier to Create Flexible Schedules

Contrary to what many employees believe, time tracking doesn’t make the environment stricter. In case your work allows you to create flexible schedules for employees, then time tracking is a great way to let the employees work remotely or on flexible time schedules. Since their time is tracked and accurate time logs are generated, it becomes much easier to understand how much work an employee is doing and to avoid them suffering a burnout.

Time Tracking Allows You to Reward Productive Employees

Time tracking isn’t just about keeping your employees under control. Sometimes, it can be about tracking how much time employees are putting into achieving the company’s goals so that you can figure out who to reward for their productivity. Ultimately, rewarding productive employees isn’t just about how many hours they put in. However, being able to track how many hours they put in allows you to make a more informed decision on who’s working with your goals in mind.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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