24 min

SYS 171: Staff Time Tracking Revisited: New Benefits and Positive Impacts Unveiled Systemize Your Success Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship

🎙 Time tracking and its importance in business operations are discussed in this episode. Dr. Steve Day shares update on their time tracking policies, including the use of new apps and tools such as ManicTime, particularly focusing on the implementation of screenshot tracking. 

Steve explains the reasons behind this shift, citing both negative instances of time manipulation and the positive impact on productivity and efficiency. 

The episode also delves into the importance of transparent communication with employees about the purpose and benefits of time tracking to maintain trust and productivity within the team.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

💡 Time tracking can be a valuable tool for businesses to optimise efficiency, productivity, and workload delegation.

💡 Implementing time-tracking software with screenshot capabilities can provide valuable evidence in case of disciplinary issues or security concerns.

💡 It is important to communicate openly with employees about the reasons for implementing time tracking and how it benefits both the company and the individual.

💡 Using time-tracking software can help identify areas for improvement, optimise processes, and increase overall productivity.

💡 Transparency and clear communication about the purpose of time tracking can help build trust and improve relationships within the team.

 

BEST MOMENTS

00:18 - 💬 “There has been a slight shift in my thinking around tracking time.”

06:13 - 💬 “This was a game changer for me, I could now go back to an entire day, an entire week’s worth of work and pretty accurately to the minute track exactly what I’d been doing.”

17:18 - 💬 “If somebody is honest, if somebody would track their time honestly anyway, if they have no intention of dragging things out, they're going to work hard, they're going to be productive, they're going to get work done in the time that they're being paid to work.”

 

TIMESTAMPED OVERVIEW

00:00 Podcast discusses updated time tracking policies.

03:09 Negative incident of a staff member manipulating timekeeping.

08:34 Tracks time and activities across all devices.

09:35 Track time and optimise tasks for efficiency.

13:12 Reviewing tasks, building trust, and eliminating distrust.

17:47 Measure productivity and improve it with tracking.

20:14 Employee exodus following company software deployment.

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Website: https://www.systemizeyoursuccess.com

Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/systemsandoutsourcing/

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/systemsandoutsourcing/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/systems_and_outsourcing/

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@drsteveday42

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve has been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

Most business owners are overwhelmed because they don’t know how to create systems or get the right help.

Our systems and outsourcing Courses and coaching programme will help you automate your business and work effectively with affordable virtual assistants. That way, you will stop feeling overwhelmed and start making more money.

🎙 Time tracking and its importance in business operations are discussed in this episode. Dr. Steve Day shares update on their time tracking policies, including the use of new apps and tools such as ManicTime, particularly focusing on the implementation of screenshot tracking. 

Steve explains the reasons behind this shift, citing both negative instances of time manipulation and the positive impact on productivity and efficiency. 

The episode also delves into the importance of transparent communication with employees about the purpose and benefits of time tracking to maintain trust and productivity within the team.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

💡 Time tracking can be a valuable tool for businesses to optimise efficiency, productivity, and workload delegation.

💡 Implementing time-tracking software with screenshot capabilities can provide valuable evidence in case of disciplinary issues or security concerns.

💡 It is important to communicate openly with employees about the reasons for implementing time tracking and how it benefits both the company and the individual.

💡 Using time-tracking software can help identify areas for improvement, optimise processes, and increase overall productivity.

💡 Transparency and clear communication about the purpose of time tracking can help build trust and improve relationships within the team.

 

BEST MOMENTS

00:18 - 💬 “There has been a slight shift in my thinking around tracking time.”

06:13 - 💬 “This was a game changer for me, I could now go back to an entire day, an entire week’s worth of work and pretty accurately to the minute track exactly what I’d been doing.”

17:18 - 💬 “If somebody is honest, if somebody would track their time honestly anyway, if they have no intention of dragging things out, they're going to work hard, they're going to be productive, they're going to get work done in the time that they're being paid to work.”

 

TIMESTAMPED OVERVIEW

00:00 Podcast discusses updated time tracking policies.

03:09 Negative incident of a staff member manipulating timekeeping.

08:34 Tracks time and activities across all devices.

09:35 Track time and optimise tasks for efficiency.

13:12 Reviewing tasks, building trust, and eliminating distrust.

17:47 Measure productivity and improve it with tracking.

20:14 Employee exodus following company software deployment.

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Website: https://www.systemizeyoursuccess.com

Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/systemsandoutsourcing/

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/systemsandoutsourcing/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/systems_and_outsourcing/

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@drsteveday42

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve has been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

Most business owners are overwhelmed because they don’t know how to create systems or get the right help.

Our systems and outsourcing Courses and coaching programme will help you automate your business and work effectively with affordable virtual assistants. That way, you will stop feeling overwhelmed and start making more money.

24 min