As the world moves towards a remote and hybrid working model, weighing between trust and productivity monitoring is becoming more challenging to most managers, especially with a large workforce. Some organization used with physical vicinity still believes interaction between employees in the office can be more effective. This can be true in some ways. One of the most significant disadvantages to fully remote workers is career growth due to a lack of adequate performance measurement systems and insufficient human communication between peers. Qualtrics reported that (Source: https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/confronting-mental-health/), over 44% of remote workers suffered a decline in mental health due to various reasons.
HR often finds a better way to measure employee’s productivity effectively and believed there could be more work-from-home in the post-pandemic era because it has changed the landscape of the operational process and how people work. Digital transformation is not without its downside, for example, social connection.
It has become evident that we are seeing a paradigm shift in how employers and employees maintain effective communication at a virtual workplace, trying to adapt and overcome these challenges ahead to continue to thrive. Today’s productivity monitoring, such as time attendance tracking like Jibble, is not surveillance but is a tool to improves communication, develop self-discipline and teamwork among workers.
Qloud MSP is a technology company that focuses on helping the organization to improve business productivity. Here’s what our newly onboard application technology partner Jibble.io solutions can benefit our client’s with their key solutions:
1) Improve Supervisor’s Work Efficiency
It helps managers or supervisors better understand employee’s productivity hours and attendance based on mutual self-reporting. Allows supervisors to identify the shortfall and customize a plan for each employee to improve their weaknesses and output.
2) Improve Employee’s Productivity
Working from home can have various distractions, such as delivery guy at your doorstep, family commitment, and noisy neighbors. Jibble.io empowers employees to keep track of their productivity level and develop the self-discipline to make the necessary adjustment independently.
3) Ensure Objectivity
The reports provide a fair and unbiased evaluation of employees’ productivity. This gives both the superior and subordinates a shared understanding of their KPIs and working arrangements professionally. Employees who often have to work overtime can be measured or at least provide insight into whether they are putting the focus into the right areas.
4) Expand Business Growth
One of the biggest challenges for HR is hiring the right talent. At times, the talent pool can be subject to geolocation as well. The best candidate for the job can be hundreds of miles away. Therefore, recruiting someone outside of the current operations no longer a concern with the help of right performance monitoring tool and policy. Companies now can access talents worldwide to fit the role for the benefit of business growth.
However, productivity monitoring may create a negative impression from an employee’s perspective if it’s not well communicated and use for a right purpose. Therefore, employers must stick with clear guidelines, engage employees during the policymaking process to develop a sense of ownership.
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CW Wang & Jimmy Chin | 12th July 2021