(PRWEB) February 15, 2012 A direct correlation between tracking employee time and an increase in productivity has been observed after analyzing data about how people typically spend their time at work. This information has been compiled and arranged in the form of an inforgraphic made by DeskTime, which has monitored over 1 million of work hours.
The study shows that the average employee will spend 12% of the working day using unproductive applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Only 59% of the day is spent using applications, which are deemed productive. This amounts to 65 hours a month, which have not been used productively.
The date demonstrates that after a month of using a time tracking system, the productivity of an employee increases by 15%. When considering this data it must be understood that the employees have access to the collected time-tracking data, that is, they see which applications they use and they see the amount of time spent productively, unproductively, and neutrally.
Additionally, the statistics show valuable information on generic working habits, such as a high level of different applications used (including both desktop applications, as well as different web sites) – which indicates a tendency to be doing a lot of link-jumping at work. Though this may be a good indicator for, for example PR employees, it might not be the best result for, say, programmers.
In summary, the results of the analysis demonstrate that access to employee time tracking statistics are beneficial both for employees to self-manage an increase in their own productivity, as well as for managers of HR personnel, to understand the working habits of their employees.
By Tim Spagnola
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