Category Archives: Productivity

Screenshot Monitor is now on Slack!

Now you can track employees’ time and screenshots right in Slack! You are able to see how much time your team spends on each task and what exactly they do throughout the day. 

  • No need to open the Screenshot Monitor site every time you want to check what’s up  — any time a new screenshot is uploaded into your employee’s timeline, you see it in Slack
  • Fast access to Screenshot Monitor even if you are out of the office — because you always have your phone with the Slack app on you
  • Quick check of all screenshots — saves a ton of time and boosts your productivity

How to add it
In the Slack App Directory, find and install the Screenshot Monitor app. After installation, go to the app’s home page and set the Screenshot Monitor token. Then, create a private channel and add the Screenshot Monitor app there. Congrats! Now you can see the screenshots in Slack.

You can find detailed instructions here

Boosting Productivity Through Employee Monitoring

Increasing Productivity Through Employee Monitoring

Your employees are your biggest asset as a business. Employees want to feel they’re trusted by their managers, and they want to feel like real human beings. We’ve all had jobs that felt impersonal, and these leave team members feeling unmotivated. When employees feel appreciated and heard, they’re more likely to work towards company goals.

A Gallup study discovered that disengaged employees cost companies upwards of $300 billion in lost productivity every year. Increasing productivity of people becomes one of the main task for every manager. That’s why motivation needs to be at the forefront of your human resources strategy. An unexpected solution to the demand for higher productivity is employee monitoring.

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Myths about Productivity

10 Productivity Myths That Will Change Your Perception of Things

Articles on the Internet have created a lot of myths about productivity. Now, all it takes to expose and debunk each productivity myth is just another Internet article – here it is!

There is no argument over the fact that productivity is a good thing to have and it can be developed, improved, and worked upon by anybody – pretty much like any other skill.

Unfortunately, that’s where we’re leaving the “facts” domain and moving to the “myths” territory. Watch your step, my fellow readers, for it is going to be a dark and dangerous path where you may have to lose quite a few illusions and misconceptions.

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Must-Read Books for Every Freelancer

Must-Read Books for Freelancers: From Classics to Modern Gems

Freelancers are quite reading public. However, it’s not HOW MUCH your read, it’s WHAT you read and WHAT you get out of it. Here is the definitive list of books for freelancers.

Foreword

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” Gustave Flaubert

There is no need in arguing about the importance of reading – not just for freelancers but for everyone. However, there are certain books for freelancers whose ideas and thoughts resonate with freelance work and the mindset of a freelancer more than others.

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The Great Big 3 Leadership Qualities You Wish You Had

The Big 3 Leadership Qualities You Wish You Had

Be sure you check out on those before proclaiming yourself a leader. Better yet, try to be honest with yourself and see what leadership qualities you may be lacking – read on to find out.

Leadership is not a scientific object you can take apart and study. Despite what countless books on leadership may have to say, one simply cannot break it down into elements and create a ready-made guide on how to be a leader.

However, there are leaders – really great ones – out there, always have been and always will. What we can do is see if they all have something in common – some traits and qualities most of them (if not all) share.

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Top 7 Productivity Techniques – The Ones That Actually Work

Top 7 Productivity Techniques – The Ones That Actually Work

SPOILER: you don’t need to take a spiritual trip to Tibet. Productivity techniques are like many things in life – the most obvious ones are also the most difficult to get.

The amazing thing about productivity techniques is that the ones who benefit the most from them are the authors of the books on productivity techniques – otherwise, we would’ve seen millions of billionaires and billions of millionaires walking around. Which is certainly not the case.

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5 Must-Have Features for Any Employee Timesheet Software

Tracking the time of your employees is crucial for the efficiency of your business processes. Choosing the right employee timesheet software is just as important. In this article, we will explain how to do it.

Time is money – this proverb has never been so true when it comes to time-tracking software. The Internet has given us, business owners, a lot of possibilities and at the same time posed quite a few new challenges.

One of the possibilities is to employ freelance specialists from pretty much anywhere in the world with the right set of skills and for a reasonable price.

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How to Organize Your Workspace

How to Organize Your Freelance Workspace for Maximum Productivity

It’s actually a way more important topic than you think. If you follow these simple recommendations, you will be amazed by the results they produce.

Are You a Freelancer Yet?

Old methods and approaches to working are slowly dying out. Days of well-groomed men in suits and ties hurrying on their way to the offices are long gone. Today’s office has expanded way beyond its four walls and freelancing is becoming increasingly important.

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Project Managers' Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Five Questions You Will Regret Not Asking Yourself Before Starting a Project

No matter how good you are in project management, these are essentials: things you should – no, ought to – no, must know and revise from time to time to ensure the success of your projects! Here are five project manager’s questions that you shouldn’t ignore.

 

7 out of 10 Projects Fail – Why?

Not everything is rainbows and unicorns in the kingdom of project management. According to these rather sad stats, here’s what’s going on:

  • 70% of all business projects fail;
  • 17% of IT projects go so badly, they threaten the existence of the company;
  • Only 42% of organizations report having high alignment of projects to organizational strategy.

How did we (or, rather, they) come to this? There can be multiple reasons but often it happens due to the fact that the project manager failed to take all the important elements of project management into consideration and was unable to deliver as a result.

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Why Are Project Managers So Important for Business?

7 Evidences Why Project Managers Are Important for All Businesses

“A project without a critical path is like a ship without a rudder” – D. Meyer couldn’t have put it better when he was explaining the importance of project management for business. We are going to elaborate on that a bit.  

According to an Economist Intelligence report, 80% of global executives believe that project management was the main reason why their companies had managed to reverse the negative trend helping them to remain competitive during and after the period of recession. Continue reading 7 Evidences Why Project Managers Are Important for All Businesses