Tips To Enhance Employee Time Management

Tips To Enhance Employee Time Management By Using Desklog

Updated on September 22nd, 2023

It is quite common that you get distracted from doing your task and you can see that it hinders your overall productivity. It is important to well manage your time for being productive at the workplace.

Are you looking at how to use employee monitoring software to enhance your time management? Here this article explains tips to enhance employee time management using Desklog.

Desklog is an Automated Time Tracking Software

The below-mentioned tips will show results and worked for everyone who optimized the features of employee monitoring software. It does not matter whether you are freelancing or running a corporate office, these approaches will motivate you to analyze what approaches really fit you.

Tip #1: Analyze your peak hours of productivity

As the productivity level of an employee depends upon his/ her potential, it would vary for each person. This varies throughout the day as it also depends upon an individual focus on work. For most of them, it will be at its peak during the morning and for some, it will be at its peak during the afternoon. However, what works for others might not work for you. So to enhance your time management, you need to analyze your peak hours of productivity.

How Desklog Can Assist:

Analyze your peak hours of productivity

In the dashboard of Desklog, you will be able to view the productivity bar graph against the timeline of the day. You can analyze the productivity bars for the week and the month. After identifying the most productive hours of the day, you can schedule your important work at this time. To connect with meetings or take calls or carry out smaller and easier tasks you can choose the least productive hours of the day.

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Tip #2: Identify How Often You Avail Break Time

It is a well-known fact that taking a regular break will refresh your mind. However, how often do you avail break? or have you ever noticed which part of the day you avail more break time. The main theme behind this work time vs break time provides you a relaxation time to refresh your mind and restore your energy to revamp your ideas related to any of your intensive or important work. However, taking a break from work too frequently will impact your continuity and thus productivity.

How Desklog Can Assist:

Identify How Often You Avail Break Time

If you want to know how often you take a break or go idle at work or to know the work time vs break time pattern, you can look into the work timeline feature in the dashboard of Desklog. This will allow you to analyze how often you take a break or go idle at work or the number of break time intervals of the day to know whether you are on the right track.

Tip #3: Spot Out The Distractions & Restrict Them

Procrastinating is quite common behavior found in the workplace. There could be different reasons for procrastinating at work. Sometimes, employees don’t know how to tackle any complex task or are scared to proceed with it.

When they get stuck up with their work or if they get bored of their work, they gradually step into social media sites like Youtube, Facebook, etc. The most annoying part is that the employees realize only at the end of the day that they were not as productive as they expected.

If you are facing a similar situation, then it’s time for you to manage your time efficiently and have control over the apps that are distracting you.

How Desklog Can Assist:

non-productive apps

Go to the dashboard of the Desklog, select the monthly or weekly tab on the top of the dashboard, and scroll down the page to view the list of non-productive apps accessed. You can plan to totally block the non-productive apps that distract your workflow or block it for a few hours or days when you are especially handling complex tasks.

Tip #4: Tune Your Arrival Time

As already discussed in strategy 1, smartly you need to analyze your own peak hours of productivity and enhance your time management. Always analyze your own peak productive hours of the day and daily fine-tune your arrival time to meet with your peak productive hours.

How Desklog Can Assist:

Tune Your Arrival Time

Go to the dashboard of Desklog and select a weekly or monthly view to analyze the peak hours of your productivity against your arrival time. Adjust your arrival time so that you meet with the highest productivity hours of the day. This will assist you in efficiently completing your tasks.

The highlight is that if you arrive early, you can leave the workplace early and will get ample time for relaxing and personal chores. Thus, you can maintain a good work-life balance.

Tip #5: Note The Actual Spent Time At Work

Spending a total of 8 hours as working hours in the office, will not assure you that you spent the whole 8 hours at work. For most of the employees, it just means that they are in the office for 8 hours and not truly spending 8 hours at work.

If you are monitoring why your task is still pending, you must know actually how much you spent at work. For example, out of 8 hours of total working hours, you would have spent only 4 to 5 hours on your task. It means you should track how much actually you spent on the task.

How Desklog Can Assist:

Go to->my task menu and select any assigned task to find out the time spent on the task. Moreover, two important time metrics allow you to find out how much you spent your time at work.

  • Time At Work: Total time spent at Work
  • Productive Time: Time spent on productive apps

Tip #6: Perform Productivity Experiments Regularly

Performing experiments to analyze productivity regularly will help you to enhance your time management. For example, you check how you work from home or how productive you are at the office. It shows how the workplace impacts your time management.

How Desklog Can Assist:

Set remote monitoring with Desklog settings and start tracking your time when you work at home and compare it when you work at the office. It enables you to identify whether your productivity levels dropped when you worked from home or able to notice any peaks in your productivity levels. Only the admin can change the Desklog settings.

Tip #7: Keep Track of Your Absences

It can be difficult to keep a record of all your absences from the office, the number of leaves you have used up, Monthly absences, the type of leave taken, etc. It is valuable to have a well-documented record of your leaves so you can prepare accordingly and use leaves according to schedule

How Desklog can Assist

Absence Calender (1)

Desklog employee monitoring software‘s absence calendar feature can help you keep track of your absences. There are several classifications of leaves listed such as conference, parental leave, business trip, vacation, unpaid leave, sick leave, rest day, out of office, casual leave, etc. You can also view the absences you have used every month.

Tip #8: Calculate Monthly Working Hours

Do you know the number of hours you spend at work every month? Many organizations follow minimum monthly work hour obligations for their workers. It can be very difficult and error-prone to add up the hours manually using check-in and out data.

How Desklog can Assist

Calculate Monthly Working Hours

Your monthly working hours can be obtained in just a single click from your dashboard using Desklog employee monitoring software. The information will be correct, simple to find, and devoid of any errors. You can also find the monthly productive time and idle time of your employees easily from the dashboard of Desklog.

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It is understood that you need not take any complex actions to enhance your time management. Hope with all the above strategies you can manage your time more effectively by optimizing all the features of Desklog.

It will also assist you to track your work performance with your strength and drawbacks so that you can improve your overall productivity.

Meet The Author
Abdul Majid

Co-founder and DevOps Manager at Desklog

Abdul Majid is a serial entrepreneur popular for co-founding "Desklog" - An automated time tracking software. He works efficiently on self-motivated and compelling projects typically involving new open-source technologies that demand collaboration between three or more team members and groups across different geographies. The author widely engages in workplace research that can improve the workflow of teams. Additionally, he regularly blogs on productivity and software innovations which are top-ranked and popular for their compelling grasp and wisdom.

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