Measuring work time may be useful not only for medium-size and large companies; small companies, single entrepreneurs and freelances could also profit from it. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. You will know what you spend time on

If you are like me, you often ask yourself where your time has gone. All of a sudden the day is over and you wonder why you have been so inefficient today, just like yesterday.

This is where measuring work time plays a role. Taskfit helps you identify with precision the time you spent on each task, customer and project.

  1. You can plan better and reach your goals more efficiently

You will only know what to (really) do at any given time if you plan ahead. Taskfit helps you plan the (work) time required by each task and afterwards helps you check how much time you actually spent on the task.

If you don’t plan ahead, you won’t know what to expect, and if that is the case, you typically don’t bother with objectives. If you have no plan, you can’t check your progress, there is nothing you can compare yourself to, and the time available to you will always be the time available until a given deadline.

If you don’t have expectations from yourself, you won’t get results.

  1. You will realise the areas that need improvement

After you learn what you spend time on, you may be able to identify the areas where improvement is needed.  You can simply compare the measured time you spent on each task with the time it would have taken to complete it based on your expectation or estimation.

If the discrepancy between the actual time spent on a task and the estimated or desired time is significant, you should examine the reasons for it and may find that these are the areas you would need to change and improve. These are the tasks that you are losing the most time to.

Time you spend on non work-related activities must be examined closely and must be minimised during working hours.

In order to implement change and to manage time more efficiently, you must first identify and then eliminate unnecessary activities that are a waste of time.

  1. Your commitment and responsibility will grow and you will see that time is money

If you multiply the planned and actual time with your average hourly fee, you will see its monetary value. There is no greater incentive than to realise that you spent 100 dollars worth of your time reading the funny posts of your friends.

If you work under a fixed price contract, the time you spent on the task will show you whether the fee you received was a reasonably good one or not. If you issue your invoice based on the hours you worked, you will see exactly how much to charge for the given activity.

Consequently, measuring work time will make you feel responsible for spending the time at work efficiently and will teach you to say no sometimes. How does it do all that? By creating a situation which is similar to having to explain to your boss how you spent your time, the only difference being is that this time you are the boss.

  1. You will be less scattered and more focused

Once you start measuring time, you will use your time with more focus, be able to devote your attention to the task at hand and be more efficient.

Taskfit helps you focus on work performance with the help of functions on its user interface that help you keep your attention on the task and, should your attention wander, help you regain focus on the job.

You will be able to perform more tasks in the same amount of time. Could the 4 day workweek be in your future?