Business Owners Need To Be Time Wizards
If you’re a business owner, large or small, it’s incredibly important if you have any employees to have the right tools in place to help you monitor your teams’ attendance whilst encouraging an increase in their productivity.
What we will be introducing to you in this blog is why you need to become a time wizard as a business owner.
- Increase speed and accuracy
A while ago, employees used to manually log their attendance, which aside from taking away a small chunk of their workday, it’s not a 100 per cent accurate. What you should do is implement an attendance monitoring system which reduces the time employees have to spend clocking into work.
Not only that, but you’ll be giving yourself a much more accurate view of everyone’s overall attendance, which lets you see who’s sticking to their hours and who’s slacking.
- Enhancing punctuality within your business
If you pick the right time management tool then it should automatically log attendance which ultimately would encourage your employees to arrive at work on time. This will mean that people will have more time to focus on their projects which means you will spend less time having to chase them down for more updates – which leads perfectly into our next point.
- Tracking projects
We’ve all been there when you need to track how a project is coming along, but it’s a lot harder than it seems. You need your teams to stay on track and accomplish the company’s and their individual goals to ensure that tracking projects doesn’t become difficult. You can do this by creating due dates or update intervals to understand where the team are with the project and that it stays on schedule.
If you schedule in update intervals then the team members are able to ask any burning questions which will help them understand the project even more.
- Increase security
If you want your business to be successful, then you need to ensure that you are up-to-date and in line with all local and national laws. You have to implement the most advanced security measures for peace of mind.
If you ensure that your business is fully secure, you reduce chances of any security breaches occurring which therefore reduces the amount of time you’d spend trying to fix and recover any issues that a breach might have caused. It’s always worth ensuring that all of the areas that require increased security are completely up-to-date.
It doesn’t have to be all done in-house, you can easily outsource this to an IT Support company who have the necessary tools required to completely secure your business.
- Keep employees accountable
One of the main reasons as to why you need a time management system is so that you no longer have to micromanage any of your teams. The key to a strong company culture is allowing employees to be accountable for their own work and hours. You’re entrusting them with valuable areas of the business and everyone wants to work for a company where they feel valued, and having them complete and manage their own work and time is perfect.
The best part about this though is that you can still keep an eye on their work and hours without lingering over their shoulder. You can introduce a time management system where they have to log their hours and what they’ve done so you can, every week or so, view it and have an understanding of who has done what and how much time they’ve spent on it.
People work differently, some enjoy having their manager over their shoulder and others don’t, but this overall can feel like a huge unnecessary pressure lifted off of employee’s shoulders, simply because you’re not breathing down their necks looking at what they’re doing, instead, you’re able to do it elsewhere.
These different ways aren’t put in place to persecute your employees, remember it’s to make your life and their life easier at work in regards to time management. The easier you make time management, the more efficient you and they become because it makes their working structure a whole lot easier.
You’re a team, that’s key. If you separate yourself off from the rest of your employees, it can become you vs them, which isn’t what you want. You want a cohesive team that is able to discuss with you changes and opinions that could improve your business.
So start by becoming a time wizard and implementing time management systems that might shake things up a bit at first, nobody likes change, but once people realise the benefit it provides to them, they’ll be more than happy to integrate it into their daily routine.