If you’re managing a remote team, or any group of employees that have access to the internet, then the question you’ll ask yourself is “are my employees working or wasting time on the internet”?
To monitor your employee’s internet usage, sign up for a free trial of Time Doctor and see what apps and websites they use throughout the work day.
This problem is HUGE. Wasted time at work is one of, if not the most important challenge companies all over the world are facing. The cost to business each year is in the billions.
In their annual “Wasting Time at Work” survey, Salary.com found that 64% of respondents report wasting one hour or less each day, 22% waste approximately 2 hours daily, and 14% waste 3 or more hours each workday. Personal Internet use topped the list as the leading time-wasting activity according to 48% of respondents. Check out the infographic we created about this.
More recently, a UK based employment site MyJobGroup.co.uk surveyed 1,000 British workers and found that almost 6 percent of them spent over an hour a day using social media of some kind, including Facebook. This is roughly one-eighth of their workday. By extension, about 2 million of Britain’s 34-million-person workforce likely were doing the same, costing the British economy about 14 billion pounds in lost productivity.
So how are businesses waging war against wasted time and cyber-slacking? Banning Internet usage and certain websites or monitoring internet activity are some of the more typical approaches used in corporate Internet monitoring.
All of these methods are flawed.
If all of the above typical approaches of corporate Internet monitoring are flawed, how can it be successfully done?
We are offering a completely unique approach and here it is:
Use a software that monitors the web sites visited during work hours only. It should then be able to send this information to the manager and the employee in a simple weekly report into their email.
There are several advantages to monitoring employee Internet usage this way:
Our own employee monitoring software, Time Doctor was built with the above approach in mind.
It comes with these useful features too:
We all definitely do not want time to be wasted at work. At the same time, employees don’t want to invade our employee’s privacy either.
If you’ve read all the way through here, then you now have an idea how to balance the dilemma.
Try Time Doctor’s unique approach and see how your overall productivity would grow!
Here’s why blocking Facebook at work is a poor solution to lost productivity.
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