It is easy for company managers to tell people what to do and give them deadlines too. The problem is that even managers fail to do things on time, sometimes. If you are one of these people, you need to change your attitude. You won’t be a reliable leader if you cannot change yourself in the first place. You also don’t have the right to expect your employees to work really hard if you don’t do the same thing. They have the right to disobey you and you can’t do anything if they do so.
Using time tracking software
This software is becoming more popular these days. A lot of companies are using time management software to improve their business. The software helps employees manage their time well. They are also given reminders if there are urgent tasks that need to be finished.
Before you ask your employees to use this software, it should start with you. Make sure that you have used the software and you are comfortable with it. Otherwise, you really can’t convince everyone else to do the same thing.
Another thing you need to remember is that you will be a role model for other employees when it comes to time management. You have to be transparent with them. Let them know what your tasks are and when you expect to finish them all. Then, they will have no excuse since they know you are doing far more than they do.
Invoke teamwork and cooperation
The moment you ask them to use these time management apps, you will hear tons of complaints from the employees. This should not deter you from pushing forward with the plan. This is true especially if you understand just how important the apps are in improving their time management skills. You should also consider how much the business will benefit if they are better at managing their time.
Therefore, even if they complain or they tell you that you are spying on them with this plan, you must not give up. Explain to them the benefits that they will get personally and what the business will get as a whole. If you have tried the software, it will be easier for you to discuss the personal benefits that they will get since you can attest to them.
Most of all let them know that the success of the business depends on their cooperation. If they cooperate and do what is expected of them, it will be easier for the business to move forward. Besides, it will also be beneficial for the employees. They might get a promotion or salary raise if the business is doing really well. In short, they should welcome this change just as much as you do.