“A timesheet (or time sheet) is a method for recording the amount of a worker’s time spent on each job” […] – According to Wikipedia.
We know it. You have also tried to create a schedule in your calendar to achieve all your goals in both your personal and professional life. And that practice has being around since ancient times when the employers billed their employees’ wages, it improved later during the Industrial Revolution when the billable hour started to be used and all of it leads to what we know today as Modern Timesheets.
Believe or not, our ancestors were already using time tracking on a daily basis. Although, at the beginning it was not a matter of wanting to raise its productivity but to simply survive since it was the only way to keep track of the duration of each day, week, month, and years.
First downside that was encountered is that the method was useless if time tracking happened to be needed during the night or on a cloudy day because the method consisted on measuring time with the shadow created by sticks and the sun on the ground.
The industrial revolution brought an outstanding development when it comes to technology. And time tracking took a big role during these times. As the increase of human labor increased exponentially, the need for employees (and employers) to know what they should be getting paid (or paying) begun to be a mandatory need.
As the industry and technology kept growing, time tracking became more effective and firms started using manual timesheets where employees would have to write when they arrived to their workplace, the brakes that they might take during the day and the time they were leaving.
This may sound effective, although we all know that this way of time tracking is not accurate at all, and also it does not provide a trustful relationship between employees and employers.
After using manual written time sheets, software leveled up the efficiency of using this tool by providing the opportunity of using chip-cards that employees use to enter their workplace and these entries are automatically saved and sent to the employer which gets a “clear” view of what is going on in their companies.
The journey continues when automation improves, and we start seeing several time tracking software’s which offer fully automated timesheets based on what the user does in their devices.
Although this invention was helpful and takes a major role in the process of developing efficient time tracking tools, we still encounter what we consider one of the biggest downsides of most Tools available now: Automated Timesheets that help no one but the Manager or employer.
Have you ever achieved all your goals through conventional timesheets tools? Probably not. In order to understand why it is not working efficiently for you, let us briefly explain how it is done with Allactivity.
As we continue to seek for efficiency and productivity, there was a clear need to step up the game and that’s what AllActivity has done.
There was a clear need to create a Time tracking tool which not only focuses on controlling how a group of employees is performing but brings you the opportunity to help your team members grow both individually, and as a group.
AllActivity is not intended to monitor what your employees are doing, that is a problem that must be considered during the hiring process. As we believe that task mining is the way, we provide automated and fully accurate results for the whole team to grow and improve together.
Another innovative feature that we bring to you is having your own personal space allowing insights into timesheets to be shared with all users, not just sent to top management for monitoring purposes. This personal space allows each user to tag in their personal space different projects and classify its entries into them to have a more accurate picture on how they are doing in each specific activity and how the different resources are being used.
Whenever you’re ready…here are 4 ways we can help you increase your productivity, lifestyle & health by embracing automation:
- Claim your AllActivity Software Demo. Ask for a complete 2-month free trial and start achieving better results from the beginning!
- If you’d like to learn how automation and task mining can take your team or organization to the next level, go to our blog or visit our Task Mining section, where you can find our lifestyle calculator and find out how to be more efficient!
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