As people started to understand that bad time management causes poor results, they are more than ever ready to track their time.
While most people will be open to tracking their time with the goal of improving their results, some will need to be motivated.
So, how do you motivate them?
- Set an example
You should not expect people to do something you are not doing yourself.
If you know exactly how time tracking benefits you and your business, you should communicate that knowledge to other people and help them understand how tracking their time will benefit them
- Explain the importance of time tracking
Explain to your employees how time tracking saves them a lot of time and shows their effort. Most Try to explain how tracking one thing at a time helps them focus so that they can do that one thing with maximum productivity.
Do not just tell your employees they have to track time just because you tell them to.
- Show the benefits of time tracking
When you track your time, you are able to see if you are on the right track to accomplishing your goals. With time tracking you can really get to see the whole picture of how productive you actually are. You will know how much time you are spending on each task and if you are running behind. When you find areas where productivity is lower than others, you can adjust how you spend your time and focus more on things you find challenging.
This also helps the company as a whole. Whether you are a manager, or a director time tracking software can help you discover inefficiencies, so you can make changes to better allocate your, your colleagues, or employee's time. This way it pushes you to prioritize tasks and it increases their ability to focus on the task at hand.
- Make time tracking fun
If you make tracking time a competitive “game”, people will want to get more into it. You keep tabs on who tracks the most hours in the team.
The most active tracker could receive a symbolic prize.