Jumpstart Status Meetings with ididwork

Every morning our team meets to discuss items we’ve been focusing on, what’s been completed, and projects we need extra time on. This week I wanted to try something different so I rallied a couple of my co-workers to try out ididwork.com. It’s a simple and easy-to-use web app that lets you keep a log of the work that you and your teammates have completed. With ididwork, we were able to view status updates from each member on our team which kept us in the loop during the day.

Pie Chart
Fig. 1 Work categorized by tags.

In addition to microblogging our status updates, team members were able to analyze how much of their work was dedicated to a specific tag (see Fig. 1) and how much time was spent on a task. Employees can even send their work logs to managers for feedback and review. These reports can be exported into Excel or a PDF and you can edit your settings to automatically send a report to your manager as often as you like (i.e. weekly, every 2 weeks, etcetera). ididwork also has a graph that illustrates the number of entries your posted in a day or in a week (see Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Daily Activity
Fig. 2 Number of Entries per Day.

The web app isn’t going to replace our morning meetings, but it helps us analyze how we can be more productive at work. For example, if ad hoc reports for clients make up 70% of my day, it would be a good idea to work with engineering on how to automate those reports.

For an awesome demo of ididwork.com, check out Demo Girl’s video tutorial below:

Would you use ididwork? If so, what would your tags be?

(Video Credit: Demo Girl)

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  • Reman August 18, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Hey Stephanie, just stumbled on your post (from google alerts). Just wanted to say thanks for writing this post. It’s pretty cool to read about people using our webapp. Feel free to tell us what we can do to make it better for you and your team – we’re pretty early into it so there’s a lot of different ways we can take this, and we’re pretty good at responding to emails. Thanks again!

  • Stephanie August 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    @Reman – Hi Reman! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 . So far, ididwork is working great for everyone on the team. It’s easy to use and the ididwork team are quick to respond to any questions that we have.

    The web app has even made its way to a couple of my friends who are using the web app to manage their “micromanagers.”

    Thanks for the hard work!


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