Sunday, June 08, 2008

Illustrating the Point about Futility

So two folks (John & Ray) left comments on my time tracking post. Normally I'd have spammed those comments as they're really just shameless plugging for their sites and not adding anything to the conversation.

But then I got to looking at them and realized that they beautifully illustrated the point about the futility of trying to get folks to track their time when there's nothing in it for them. Ray is complaining about how hard it is to get people interested in it, and John is saying if it is easier more people comply but not totally.

Yeah hello... that's my point.

But it goes beyond that. If you go sign up for one of their services I almost guarantee you that things just won't get that much better. That's because, again, there's nothing in it for the people who actually have to enter their time. Time carding isn't a problem for people who are paid hourly. Why? Because they're paid hourly. There is something in it for them.

Anyway, rant off.

In other news, LiquidPlanner is going to the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston to show off our online project management software. If any of you happen to be in Boston June 9-11 come look us up!

1 comment:

Marina Martin said...

So... are you saying that Lola is futile?