7 Best Practices To Help Your Team Manage Its Time For Productivity

We always equate productivity with time. Time is money, right? But it is not so much the quantity of time that we are so concerned with even though we wish there were more hours in the day. We want more value or quality to the time we have spent. Ensuring that every member of a project team is working to their best potential and are working to their highest productivity is a combination of leadership,…

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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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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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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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Quick time management tips for busy people

We’ve kept the list short since we know you are busy! What gets planned gets done: Use a timesheet tool to plan out your week, there’s more chance of getting those tasks done by staying focused Capture your thoughts: Do you have a place to capture all your ideas? Something like Google Docs is a great place for all your ideas in one place. Then you can focus on your work knowing you don’t have…

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7 Simple Ways To Ease Stress Now

Let’s get right down to it! Junk food = junk brain, add nutrient-rich foods to your meals There really are positives in every situation, you just need to look for it Get your body moving, your mental health will thank you Reading and writing stimulates your expressions and allows you a physical way to process your thoughts Give without expecting anything in return Your best friends and family always bring you back to center, spend time with…

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7 keys for optimum project and timesheet control

Keep your business profitable with these key takeaways Your company has deadlines to meet and the project at hand is not much different than the one before it, yet you are questioning why this project has so much time against it. You have the same amount of employees working on this project as the last one, but this project has consumed double the time. Why are you over the projected allotment of billable time and…

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How much time do employees spend doing real work?

Understanding where employee time is spent and realigning that time to “fit” the project at hand is a major step toward greater profitability. “Time” is the key word, it relates to money and software that saves and tracks time, increases efficiency and cuts project costs. Whether a company is small or an enterprise-wide corporation, they all have the same challenge of not wasting an employees time and making sure they are working on the projects…

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Time management facts and figures

By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore During the last twenty years, after making over 2,000 presentations around the world, I have gathered some interesting facts and figures about Time Management and Personal Productivity for your use and enjoyment. There will be 2.2 million deaths in this country this year. 75% are from causes that are largely preventable. There will be 2 million marriages in this country this year and 1 million divorces. 95% of divorces are…

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Keep track of project hours with time management software

B2B Time Management Software Running a business means knowing when projects need to be kept alive and knowing when to stop a project so that teams can focus on what matters. Apps and lists are not going to help until one understands fully the benefits to better manage time with an online time management solution. Some of the benefits are; Know where your projects stand at all times Employees can track time with mobile apps from…

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