A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how we try to log a minimum of 5 billable/productive hours a day. In addition to this we developed a fun way to measure our productivity during the month. Using the hours logged in Harvest we created a tool which shows us how productive we are. Here’s how it works.
- First we calculate how many workdays there are left this month after we extract weekends.
- Then multiply the workdays times 5 to get a maximum of productive hours a month. For example: 21 days times 5 equals 105 hours of desired productivity per team member.
- If you multiply that number times the people who work in the studio you’ll get the total number of possible productive hours. In our case 105 x 3 = 315 hours this month. Are you still with me?
We combined this data into a tool which shows us how productive we are in real time. Keep in mind that this number doesn’t represent billable hours. But obviously more productivity will have an effect on your billable hours. Read more on how we use Harvest to track time.
And yes. I used every design trend I could find on Dribbble. Sue me! If you’re using Harvest and you want to use this as well. Let us know!