Nowadays, we are spending more and more time working at all hours of the day and night. Worst yet, we talk ourselves into believing that things will get better soon.
As the manager of a project or of a special company initiative, have you ever been in the position of realizing that nobody is taking the project seriously?
Why do some of your employees get all tasks done on time and as expected, but others can't seem to have the same success rate, even when those tasks are critical and are designed to avoid, transfer, or reduce risks to the business?
Is it their motivation? Their DNA? Is it compensation? Is it culture?
Escalation is a very powerful tool to make sure things get done at work. However, it should be used carefully and judiciously.
We have put together a succinct infographic to help our clients drive accountability in the workplace by avoiding the following issues when using task management and/or accountability software.
The gig economy is here to stay. Intuit estimates that by 2020, as many as 40 percent of Americans will be contingent, contract, or "gig" workers. Gig workers can be freelancers, independent contractors, or any other outsourced employees who are hired on a per-project basis.
Some of these contingent workers choose to work outside of a payroll system either as full-time freelancers or as part-time workers who supplement their income by picking up gigs. Others take contingent jobs out of necessity even though they would prefer full-time employee status.
Software companies are trying to figure out how to empower their users so they can figure things out on their own. Intuitive graphical user interfaces, embedded help, FAQs and user forums are some of the concepts that have developed recently to help software companies scale more efficiently.
It has been proven that, if done right, gamification may increase engagement. What about taking these gaming concepts into the workplace to make accountability and the tracking of employee performance more fun?