When you are cooped up in your home office for days, there comes a time when employees experience burnout. A study found that 23% of people in the workforce experience burnout very often or always, and an additional 44% feel burnt out sometimes. It means nearly two-thirds of employees get burnt out on their regular job. In fact, more than 75% of employees admit their productivity has plunged due to at-home distractions and the pandemic. In scenarios like these, managers face growing pressure in evaluating the performance of remote workers. Hence, as the companies step into the next year, they should start employing time tracking and productivity tool to manage a remote workforce.
Here’re some tips on implementing time tracking software in a remote workspace
1. Explain the need to install a time tracking tool – It’s high TIME!
If your company and your remote teams are out of line with what’s happening in the business, it’s time for you to break down the details. One of the most important things is to define clear business goals. All you have to do is set lucid expectations. Calculate budgets, and explain how the time tracking solution will improve productivity and efficiency for everyone involved.
2. Educate them about the tool before they test the waters
A manager’s responsibility is to define the final objective and result of any changes they propose. Once the employee gets the hang of the new change, a manager should educate them about the employee monitoring tool’s specifications and features. The main motive here is to teach them that time management and monitoring should be more than just another ‘rule’ they have to follow. Hence, managers must take an in-depth approach. They should train them about time tracking technology and the many benefits it has to offer.
3. Help them understand how it will be a rewarding experience.
Adopting new technology can be a whole new ballgame for some ––whether it’s because they lack tech savviness or are resistant to change. In this case, be sure to reiterate how a time and productivity tracker can increase productivity and, ultimately, lessen their workload.
Highlight the features and benefits of time tracking software, such as self-discipline, time management, and much more. Also, discuss how this tool could gauge recognition and reward based on performance and its overall stability.
4. Test the product through onboarding
Once the remote workers understand the benefits of installing a time tracking application, help them experience the technology. Conduct an onboarding program to train your employees on using the software and test the best practices for a good user experience.
5. Ask them to hang in there.
It is not just implementing the change but to be consistent with it in the long haul. Once your team is well-versed with the employee monitoring software, encourage them to use it daily. The more they use it, the more they will learn that it guarantees excellent performance in the long run.
Measure your team’s productivity with RemoteDesk!
RemoteDesk’s time tracking feature monitors the number of breaks a remote agent takes during a session. It eliminates the manual element of keeping records of an employee’s activity throughout the day. The application is fully automated as the time spent working is automatically recorded, collected, and sent to the supervisor’s ‘activity ‘dashboard. On the dashboard, the supervisor can apply filters and data ranges as required.
Time tracking with RemoteDesk will help you:
- Record idle and active time spent during a monitoring session to determine billable and non-billable hours of employees.
- Get a detailed activity report for each agent. It shows total hours spent, time spent on breaks, and the number of violations that occurred.
- Track the time spent on restricted websites, applications, and browsers through RemoteDesk’s URL tracking ability.