How Slow Is Better Than Fast For Innovation

Innovation typically means we want something to be bigger, faster and better. Innovation comes from ideas. “These days even instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher “Who can do one pushup? Two pushups?” Yves Doucet, CEO and Culture Coach of Dovico Software, asks his team during their weekly Monday morning staff meeting. Some of the hearty and athletic types quickly and proudly raised their hand in excitement, believing that two pushups are easy! Others…

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5 reasons you shouldn’t use Excel for your time sheets

Excel has its strengths; collecting timesheets are not one of them. Jessica works as an office administrator at a growing IT consulting firm. Like most office administrators, Jessica wears many hats. On top of taking care of the phone, she processes incoming payments, tidies the office, greets clients at the door and on top of it all; she manages the staff timesheet solution: a 15-year-old Excel spreadsheet. Every Monday morning, Jessica collects an Excel spreadsheet…

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Where to approve employee time in Dovico

Quickly approve or reject employee timesheets There was a time when effective employee time management was merely timekeepers gathering up punch clock cards, summing up the employees hours and then paying them accordingly. Now, there is a little more to it. With sensitive billing on projects and tasks being a concern, the time employees enter is more valuable than ever before, and it is crucial that the time entered is accurately saved. Keep all time entries…

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Take the guesswork out of timesheet entry

A programmer’s secret to improving his productivity Working on multiple projects, multiple times per day was a daily occurrence for Trent. He is a software developer in a small consulting firm of about 30 people. Being an essential member of such a small team, Trent spends most of his time working on many billable projects at the same time. Accurately recording his time between so many different tasks became a problem. If he waited until the…

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I Went To Jail, But I kept my job!

It all started with a little card; “Get Out Of Jail Free.” We all want to live consequence free. Imagine a world where you could speak your mind, share your ideas and just be yourself. Can you imagine a workplace where everyone came to work to put in their full effort for the good of the company and not worried about their egos and livelihoods? Children often live in a consequence-free state, their imaginations are…

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Project time tracking: what to look for

Make changes in how your company manages time and projects You’re looking to make changes in how your organization handles time and projects. But how will you manage to implement those changes? Making changes in your time management system can be a challenge and could include a multitude of questions. There are many considerations; after all, it isn’t just about you but equally about those that work with you. You probably have a system for bookkeeping…

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Dovico Timesheet: Formatting dates and numbers on exporting

Does your data display the wrong Date / Number formats when you export? When you use the Export function, now directly available within the newer views in Dovico Timesheet, the exported data may initially appear to be exported in the wrong date and number formats. This happens when you export to .xls or xlsx, or when you export in .csv, open the file in Excel and then use the “Text to Column” function. This occurs…

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Make Sense Of Your Employees “Time Off’

Vacation time is near! YAY! Oh, but who in your office is booking time off, will there be conflicts? Planning for vacations can be a nightmare of outdated calendars, misplaced email requests and then, of course, asking the question: “how many days do I have left?”. What if there was a calendar view which showed all of the vacation time booked or requested in one simple online hotspot? What if there was a place where…

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How To Get A Little Help From Friends

In business as in life, we all get by with a little from our friends. Every company that starts off is just like a friend attending a party of new friends for the first time. You are unsure how to navigate the room, who to talk to and where to start the conversation. If you are fortunate, you will find a familiar face in the crowd, and that is the person you can grab hold of…

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