Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Using an Activity Monitor to Track Employee Productivity

By Thomasgalvin Subscribe to RSS | April 2nd 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways, particularly when it comes to businesses. Many mundane tasks—like arranging for packages to be shipped or looking up information—have been streamlined. Nevertheless, the Internet has also had, in some cases, a negative impact on business. Because it’s so convenient and easily accessible, some employees may spend too much of their business day using the Internet for personal reasons or just as a distraction from their job duties. Because of this, many business owners and managers are faced with the problem of employees being nonproductive during their workday.

It’s easy to understand how employers might be tempted to utilize software designed to track Internet usage through an employee’s computer monitor. Using this type of software—often referred to as “spyware”—will often have a very negative effect on employee morale. Many employees will view it as an invasion of their privacy, and that will create a certain amount of distrust between the employee and the business owner or manager. Not only that, but this type of software really doesn’t directly address the issue of a lack of employee productivity. After all, any employee who looks for distractions at work will find them, regardless of how his Internet activity is tracked.

This is especially true since the advent of smart phone technology. Nowadays, with more and more employees bringing their smart phones to the office, it’s virtually impossible to control their access to the Internet. Social media sites, shopping sites, celebrity gossip sites and others only serve to increase the level of temptation on the part of employees to waste time during the work day. If they can’t access the Internet through a workplace computer monitor, they can still access it through their smart phones.

The real key to addressing the problem of unproductive employees is to find ways to encourage the employees to work harder. Rather than punishing the bad behavior, why not encourage the desired positive behavior? One effective means of doing this is to find a software package that will track employees’ productivity. By using software that acts as an activity monitor, the business manager can not only track what percentage of the employee’s time is spent in productive tasks, but also set goals for each employee to meet.

Many times setting goals for employees will not only discourage them from wasting time at work, but it will also motivate them to do a better and better job over time. Monitoring productive activity in the office place, rather than tracking nonproductive time, will benefit not just the business manager, but the employee as well.

Thomasgalvin - About Author:
Find Computer Monitor and Activity Monitor related information at mysammy.com

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/software-articles/using-an-activity-monitor-to-track-employee-productivity.htm

Related Software Articles Subscribe to RSS

What makes banking software companies an able ally for financial institutions
Published by Angel on March 9th 2012 | Software
With the rise in the demand pertaining to banking software solutions, financial institutions have st...
 
Offshore software Development is the New Normal!
Published by Elan Technologies on December 2nd 2011 | Software
Offshore software development primarily referred to cheap labor and involved maintenance work predom...
 
Why should you choose ERP software for your organisation?
Published by Antony Wilmer on December 23rd 2011 | Software
Customization, integration capacity and brand are three major fields of concern while Enterprise res...
 
UB 04 software – the Most Reliable Medical Billing Solution
Published by James Blee on May 15th 2012 | Software
If you are a medical professional and wish to submit claims then you no longer need to hire medical ...
 
Factors to consider while choosing Time clock software
Published by Hope It Helps on July 30th 2012 | Software
Are you looking out for employee time clock software? If your answer is “Yes” then there are a l...
 
Importance of a software development company in website building
Published by Jon on December 20th 2011 | Software
Whenever you go to expand your business over the web, your website would be the best recommended way...
 
Advantages of Offshore software development
Published by Roger Lopez on January 17th 2012 | Software
This article mentions advantages and disadvantages of offshore software development.

...
 
All about the real estate software
Published by Ivon Lerdorf on February 7th 2012 | Software
Real estate deals are time taking and should be done meticulously. Due to advancement of technology ...
 
Why use scrap recycling software
Published by Angel on March 2nd 2012 | Software
Recyclers have realized the potential of scrap recycling software, which is built to simplify busine...
 
Offshore software development companies and various technology platforms
Published by Elan Technologies on January 2nd 2012 | Software
Software development companies have to constantly update their skills with the changing technology p...
 
All software Keys
Published by Seoonlineshopp on February 2nd 2012 | Computer
This is my blog if you want better know me you have to read out this full blog. Here you can find th...
 
Custom software services are best offered in Scottsdale
Published by Liza Andy on January 24th 2012 | Software
In case, we are selling mass products under the banner of mass marketing, thus, there are no doubts ...
 
Tips to get free DVD player software for Windows
Published by Desiree on December 24th 2011 | Software
Films in the DVD quality are excellent. So watching out DVD of films could be a large pleasure on so...
 
Meeting business needs through CRM software
Published by Antony Wilmer on January 10th 2012 | Software
CRM software has become the need of hour as it helps in business expansion. It is also important as ...
 
Development of software and applications
Published by Anoop TU on April 12th 2012 | Software
Application development is also known by various terms such as software design, platform development...
 
Tips and benefits of software off shoring
Published by Top Articles on November 28th 2011 | Software
In this article, the main point is highlighted as Offshore Software Development Company, how these c...
 
Infosys Technologies delivers broad range of software outsourcing services in India
Published by Williemcintosh on July 7th 2012 | Software
The span of software outsourcing services features custom software development, technology and also ...
 
Promising offer from robust scrap software
Published by Angel on July 26th 2012 | Software
The scrap yard owner who is keen to improve his business gains good mileage out of the scrap softwar...
 
Classified ad software
Published by Stephen Williams on December 13th 2011 | Software
Making a well planned classified website needs exceptionally classified ad software that can empower...
 
Features that make Small business accounting software user-friendly
Published by Antony Wilmer on December 5th 2011 | Software
Scalability and customization of the small business accounting software package should be studied be...