How to Make Time Doctor More Employee Friendly

In this article, we’d like to provide some tips on how to make Time Doctor more friendly for your employees.

Many of the suggestions below have a trade-off. Some of them may be more employee friendly but may result in time tracking being a bit less accurate, or you're getting less insight into work activity. Try different settings to decide what works best for your company. 

Employee-Friendly Settings

  • Allow time editing.

  • Allow screenshot deletion.

  • Blur or disable screenshots.

  • Don’t autostart the desktop app each day.

  • Extend the “Time Out After” setting.
    (Having this setting too short can cause the idle time pop-up to appear more often, which can annoy employees.)

  • Avoid setting the Web and App usage reporting to Extended unless it is absolutely necessary.

Educate your employees on how to use Time Doctor and how to use the settings they have available, including:

  • The option to disable auto-start tracking.

  • The option to enable/disable notifications when tracking starts.

Don’t Micromanage

  • Allow some “unproductive” time each day.

  • Understand that some idle time is normal.
    (You can find more information about this here.)

  • Track your own work with Time Doctor.
    (Viewing your own data may help you understand that some unproductive/idle time is normal.)

  • Educate your managers on how to use Time Doctor effectively without micromanaging.

Let Your Employees Know That:

  • You don’t expect to see 100% productive time on Time Doctor.

  • You understand that productivity, as measured by Time Doctor, is only based on websites and apps used. So, it may not correlate with the actual quality of their work or their output volume.

  • You don’t plan to use Time Doctor as a micromanagement tool.