Archive for September, 2010

Why your business shouldn’t block Facebook at work

If you’re a business owner who is concerned about personal internet usage of your employees, you need to watch this video. It explains why unblocking websites at work makes complete sense;

Using Time Doctor to track employees and tasks means that you don’t need to worry about blocking websites at work (or any sort of personal internet usage for that matter). For a full run down, check out our Product Tour.


Have you considered the significant benefits of telecommuting for your business?

A recent survey by Cisco Systems found that 69% of telecommuting employees (a work arrangement in which employees enjoy flexibility in working location and hours) see increased productivity and 80% had an improvement in their quality of life. A big surprise for Cisco was that people actually spend more time working when they telecommute.

Another survey by researchers at Brigham Young University analyzed data from 24,000 IBM employees in 75 countries and found that remote workers could work 57 hours per week before work starts to interfere with their personal life and the number was only 38 hours for a traditional office worker.

Outside of face-to-face communication, the primary reason most businesses don’t endorse a work from home life/work balance, is that they don’t trust their employees to be as productive while working from home (especially without someone looking over their shoulder, or glaring at them from an adjacent cubicle).

Time Doctor completely eliminates this concern, as well as many others like cyber-slacking or viewing otherwise restricted website content during ‘work hours’. In fact, we believe that if for the majority of people, the productivity of staff who are offered a work from home option will actually increase by as much as 20%.

How? Time Doctor measures the exact hours worked, and monitors any wasted time carefully (in or out of the office).
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