According to McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey, 58 percent of Americans now have a flexible schedule that allows them to work from home at least one day per week, while 35 percent have the option of working from home full-time.
Remote and hybrid work presents unique challenges to management. Team communication can be difficult without face-to-face contact, leading to a lack of motivation and confusion about assignments. There are distractions in the home environment, and many people struggle with organizing their time when they’re not in the office.
Time tracking is one way to promote order amidst the chaos of onsite, hybrid, and remote workplaces where team members have flexible schedules. Holding everyone accountable for their time creates a sense of ownership and helps highlight productivity bottlenecks.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of time tracking and how it can help hybrid and remote teams be more productive and motivated.
Traditional methods of timekeeping often lack accuracy and transparency into the tasks your team has in process or has completed.
With shared timesheets, remote, on-site, or hybrid team members can compare their workloads and understand who is doing what on the team. Management can see each person’s work in real-time instead of days or weeks later. They get instant feedback on who’s on track and who isn’t.
When team members are accountable, they take greater responsibility for their assigned tasks and are more likely to complete them on time. In company cultures that lack accountability, morale plummets because no one feels motivated to step up and take ownership. Sharing timesheets is an important step towards making accountability part of the culture.
Maintaining shared goals and facilitating collaboration becomes increasingly challenging when team members are geographically dispersed. This becomes even more pronounced in remote and hybrid work environments. However, to foster a sense of inclusion and ensure that every individual’s contribution is valued, it is crucial to establish effective mechanisms for sharing project assignments and deadlines. By providing team members access to comprehensive details about their respective tasks and associated timelines, organizations can cultivate an environment where everyone feels engaged and connected to the overarching project objectives. This transparency and clarity serve to reinforce the
significance of each team member’s role, promoting collaboration and enhancing overall team performance.
Supplement With Regular Check-ins
In addition to relying on timesheets to evaluate productivity, managers should complement them with regular check-ins. These check-ins can take the form of face-to-face meetings or virtual discussions. By conducting these check-ins, managers provide a valuable opportunity for team members to seek clarification, address concerns, and report on their achievements.
This practice ensures that managers comprehensively understand each team member’s progress and fosters open communication within the team.
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