A SERIES in the quest to know more about the offline world
Part 3 in a 4-Part Interview with Matt Rissell
Last week, Matt Rissell, CEO of TSheets had just told me why “tracking time is sexy.” Now we’re back to find out more about his business that serves folks who work offline, mobile, and on the web.
Matt, As a product person, I’ve often found folks use products I’ve made in ways I’ve never imagined. What are the top three ways people use TSheets? Do you find that people online use the product differently than people offline do?
The top three ways people use Tsheets, are:
Business owners tracking the time of their team members / employees
Freelance consultants tracking the time of their billable projects
Businesses using TSheets as a Productivity measurement tool
Since TSheets is Web-based, all of the applications for tracking time are essentially on-line. However, the voice activated time tracking has really surprised me in its applications. Now, many Sales Managers, Executives and all users across the board are using TSheets to track their life. This enables TSheets to become an effectiveness training tool as well as a reflection of priorities. For instance, itâ€™s easy to say that â€œmy kids come firstâ€ but when you actually create a project code called â€œfamily timeâ€, and go back and see the actual time spent with your family â€“ it can be sobering to say the least.
How do people respond when they find out what you do? Do you talk about your product differently online than you do in person? How does that response about TSheets after they’ve had a chance to use them?
Very interesting question! Yes, they do talk about it differently. When I talk to people in person, they often say, â€œcool ideaâ€. Itâ€™s not something I would use but Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll do greatâ€. When people â€œdiscoverâ€ us on-line, they say, â€œI have been searching for you! I am so thankful to find your service. Iâ€™ll tell all my friends!â€ Itâ€™s intriguing to hear the difference in the responses.
Tomorrow we find out how a guy ends up in this business and why time is valuable. . . .
Part 1: A Timely Interview with Matt Rissell of TSheets
Part 2: More Time with Matt Rissell of TSheets
Part 3: Time Out with Matt Rissell of TSheets
Part 4: The Last Time with Matt Rissell of TSheets