What are the “hidden benefits” of measurement systems?

Published on 27/02/2024

What are the “hidden benefits” of measurement systems?

Published on 27/02/2024
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What are the “hidden benefits” of measurement systems?

Measuring employee productivity and tracking working hours are the two most well-known functionalities of measurement systems and the reasons why companies often turn to these solutions. But, would you know how to recognize the benefits they bring to both the worker and the company beyond the obvious advantages of their functionalities? We’ll tell you about the “hidden benefits” of these tools.

Measurement systems are technological tools that seek to provide a clear overview of a company’s operational processes to develop solid strategies based on objective and precise data analysis of work activities. These systems allow for understanding the performance of a specific activity within the company, regardless of where the worker is located, hence their necessity in teleworking modalities. Thanks to these systems, it is possible to analyze and monitor the effectiveness and profitability of each of the organization’s processes, as well as the work development of the employees. Implementing a measurement system facilitates controlling all resources at the productivity level.

At WorkMeter, we are pioneers in Spain in creating technological solutions for time control, productivity, and teleworking, measurement systems in high demand and necessity since, in addition to providing significant business benefits, they guarantee compliance with relevant regulations in the labor world: the remote work law and the mandatory time registration law. Thanks to the experience gained with the use of these measurement systems, we have identified many “hidden” benefits that have a great impact on increasing customer loyalty.

“Customers buy from us because of time registration and productivity measurement, but they stay for aspects such as employee satisfaction or the global vision that these tools provide about the internal talent map,” says Joan Pons, CEO of WorkMeter.

In addition, measurement systems provide a secure environment for companies and workers to practice teleworking. Below, we expose the mentioned benefits.

Measurement systems and their “hidden benefits”

  • Talent mapping

Likewise, the daily inputs of workers’ performance in different applications and projects not only provide accurate information about the “what’s” and “how much” of performance but also offer valuable clues about the “how’s.” Managers thus obtain indicators about the strengths and areas for improvement of their collaborators in areas such as teamwork, time management, stress tolerance, etc. Indicators that must then be contrasted with other measuring tools.

  • Flexibility and goal-oriented work

Having measurement tools allows managers to set clear objectives for their teams and for workers to organize their time according to their fulfillment. This has a direct effect on employee satisfaction and changes the controlling perspective of management towards an objectification of work.

  • Digital disconnection

Measurement allows workers to track their working time. Some tools even notify the employee when they have exceeded their daily limit, inviting them to disconnect from the system. This functionality improves rest and the health of workers, and also allows companies to better control their overtime.

  • Objective evaluations

Metrics allow performance evaluations to be based on objective and verifiable data, favoring fairness in treatment and reducing the arbitrary factor in talent management. This greatly facilitates dialogue between the evaluator and the evaluated, a dialogue based on constructive feedback and future-oriented.

  • Worker autonomy

Measurement systems allow employees to self-assess, allowing them to make decisions aimed at their own development and improvement. Self-analysis also improves levels of initiative and autonomy among collaborators.

  • Faster processes

Some tools incorporate features such as vacation and absence management, or real-time information on a worker’s availability, which facilitates contact, for example, when scheduling a teleconference, and makes communication smoother.

  • Project evaluation

Measurement tools that include time allocation functionality are very useful for allocating resources among different projects, assessing their profitability in real-time, and designing the composition of the work teams assigned to each of them.

  • Software and resource management

The fact that the company receives daily inputs on the level of use that employees make of different applications gives them a much more precise picture of the tools and resources that are truly essential for their business. This information greatly facilitates purchasing managers’ optimization and acquisition forecasts for software, equipment, and other resources.

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