In the first period of a recent game between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, two of the NBA’s marquee teams, the Celtics were being pummeled. During a time out, coach Doc Rivers, kept saying to his players, “keep the game simple”. This is a phrase that’s often used in sports by coaches to remind players to stick to the fundamentals of the game. The phrase, “keep it simple” is also used in the world of business and other areas of life.
So, what does “keep it simple” have to do with a time management system? In the context of this discussion quite a lot. If your company has been using a paper based time sheet or an antiquated punch clock system and you are thinking about implementing a time management solution, try migrating at a slow pace.
Here are some reasons why:
- Employees who have not used a 21st century swipe card or biometric time clock might resent it if it’s not properly explained to them
- You may get push-back from operational supervisors if the software is too difficult to navigate
- The learning curve is easier for all stakeholders of your company
Now, we are not suggesting that you go out and purchase the cheapest solution you can get your hands on. As we all know, you cannot put a price on quality. At the same time, we are not suggesting you get the most expensive. Instead, what we are saying is that for companies who are thinking about deploying a time & attendance system for the first time, the “keep it simple” approach should apply. You can always add modules to a scalable workforce time and attendance system as your need increases. Apex Time Solutions provides an open and integrated employee time management solution representing a variety of sizes and industries.
The ATS Workforce Management Software tracks employee time and attendance, employee time clock software, employee scheduling software and payroll software all in a single package.
To learn more about best-practices in deploying a time and attendance system or to download one of our white papers, go to our website.