Your team’s productivity means everything. However, it’s a term that can elude definition and be even harder to accurately measure. While in the past, many managers have been content with basing estimations of productivity on how long people stay in the office, how long they take for lunch and how often they check their phone, these kinds of checks have been made very difficult recently.

During the 2020 pandemic, organisations everywhere have been forced to reconsider what productivity looks like and how it can be estimated as they’ve been forced to take up remote work. Luckily, technology can help with the complex task of measuring productivity. Today, we’ll take a closer look at our recommended product for this, Phoenix Team Analytics. Here’s what you need to know about this smart team appraisal tool.

Keep tabs on how work is progressing

Whether your team is office-based or made up of remote employees, Phoenix Team Analytics can help you set suitable parameters for what productivity looks like for each department and role. You get both daily insights and a breakdown of overarching trends in your team’s productivity, allowing you to assign tasks better, give praise to high achievers and additional support to those struggling.

With Phoenix Team Analytics, you get easy visibility into hours worked by each of your employees, plus a percentage of this time that’s deemed productive – i.e. spent on work-related apps. Not sure which apps or websites boost productivity? That’s no problem, as Phoenix Team Analytics can help you identify these. You can also set usage limits on things like social media apps and websites to help your team feel more engaged.

Assign tasks more accurately

As we already touched upon, Phoenix Team Analytics can help you be more methodical about assigning tasks to your team members. It can help you learn the work patterns of your employees and see where their skillset and role might not align perfectly, and then adjust their tasks accordingly.

By giving you visibility into how your employees use their time, Phoenix Team Analytics can also help you identify overworked employees as well as those who spend much of their time on unproductive tasks and social media, hinting at a lack of engagement. This way, you can identify struggling employees and start a conversation with them about what they need to improve their mental health and feel more fulfilled in their role.

Benefits of Phoenix Team Analytics for remote teams

Now that remote teams have become more the norm than an anomaly, business owners everywhere find themselves in a position where they’re having to consider how it is they estimate their employees’ productivity. That’s where Phoenix Team Analytics can be hugely helpful.

Managing and measuring the productivity of remote teams comes with its own complexities, including lack of in-person support and fully integrated tools, as well as maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Being able to see a comprehensive overview of what your home-based employees are spending their time on can be hugely helpful. With Phoenix Team Analytics, you can also compare the productivity levels of homeworking and office-based employees, which can help you make more informed decisions about your work from home policy.

How Phoenix Team Analytics can help with your data security

The benefits of Phoenix Team Analytics don’t end with its capabilities to deeply analyse team productivity – it can also help you gauge your organisation’s cybersecurity awareness levels and address some common shortcomings in this area. Especially if you have remote employees, it can be challenging to make sure your organisational data stays safe wherever they are.

Phoenix Team Analytics can help you quickly identify risky behaviours among your remote staff, helping you to take quick corrective action to bring these behaviours in line with operational compliance policies. You can have greater control over your company’s sensitive data by preventing access to unproductive, potentially dangerous websites and preventing unauthorised apps from running.

You’ll also be able to keep sensitive information from being shared by using screenshot redaction and easily review alarm reports, screenshots and file transfers to USB or external drives to uncover potential compliance issues. In short, Phoenix Team Analytics can add a powerful level of protection to your organisation, whether your team is remote or office-based.

How to get started with Phoenix Team Analytics

Get in touch by filling out our form or give us a call on 0131 5100 100 to get started with Phoenix Team Analytics. If you want to find out more about it, visit our YouTube channel or take a look through our product page today. We can help you figure out how it can help your team work smarter and be more productive to boot as well as walking you through setting everything up to start gathering data.