As another year turns the corner Father Time ticks on. We look back on our 2014 activities and wonder…“where did the time go?”
Similarly on a daily basis I often look up from a busy day and realize it is almost time to shut down and often wonder… “Where did my day go?” The reality is very few people know how much time they spend on specific activities throughout the day.
Take for example, an Instant Message conversation. A simple Skype IM comes in while you are working on an important presentation. You immediately click to view the IM, respond, and change the entire focus of your mind. While you may click back to the presentation, you just lost a few minutes and more importantly, it takes a little time to get re-focused. What happens next – “bing” – they reply to your IM. And the cycle continues.
This is not a rant on the evil ramifications of IM. I actually enjoy it as opposed to email, and it is part of our business culture. What matters however, is being able to track the available work time you have in a day and insure you are participating in the work that really makes a difference.
You may have read Josh’s recent post about the fitness tracker popularity. Much like the trend of fitness trackers, we need to review where our teams spend their time. Using my own FitBit, I have awareness that I am extremely behind on my step goal today. While the tracking device doesn’t actually make me healthier, armed with this type of awareness in real-time I can endeavor to improve. The same applies for back office teams.
WorkiQ will categorize work activity by application and process and begin to identify bottlenecks. Armed with the data you can then coach employees in real-time on how to improve productivity and enhance overall work engagement.
Keep Father Time at bay and try WorkiQ as your ‘work Fitbit’. You’ve already identified goals for the New Year, let us help you identify how to reach them.
And welcome to 2015, wishing you all a great year!