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Are there different ways to understand idle time among employees?
Are there different ways to understand idle time among employees?
Written by Arick Disilva
Updated over a week ago

On Teramind you can assign an idle time threshold that automatically measures idling using a proprietary algorithm accounting user keyboard and mouse inputs. Teramind also automatically measures work time, active time, activity %, focused time, etc.

You can determine which activities, websites, and apps are considered to be productive vs unproductive by user/department/team etc. For instance, social media usage by your sales or marketing teams may be considered productive, whereas social media sites for your dev team may be considered unproductive.

You can then create behavior rules to take automated actions based on these metrics. For example, warn a user if they are idling for too long. You can also set up anomaly rules (On-Premise deployments) to detect idle time anomalies compared to a baseline. For example, if an employee is idling too much compared to their peers in a specific department, etc.

Finally, all the productivity data including idle time can be plotted and analyzed through our BI Reports. You can find out top performing employees or laggards, compare between users or departments, find out trends over time, figure out which activities are taking away employee focus, and so on.

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