Pause is a lightweight time-off management tool that prioritises employees, productivity and progress. It is all the things you'd expect leave management NOT to be: empathetic, seamless, and anti-burnout.
Don’t let things breakwhen your team takes a break.
This was hands on task of one day, where we started with talking about what Pause is and then understanding the existing Web Interface and focusing on making it an accessible to all through Mobile interface, having the same features out there.
Chapter 1: Discovery 💡
Started from discussing about what exactly does leave management does in an organisation. And why was Pause made in first place and how helpful it has been. We exchanged are thoughts on the tedious task of leave management in teams and how the workflow of a team is influenced by it. Pause is team-first, anti-burnout and pro-recharging. Pause is more than just a leave tracking tool. It’s a capacity planner, employee directory, and team communication enabler rolled into one.
What is Leave Management?
Leave management (a.k.a. time-off management) is the process of managing time-off requests — such as holidays, sick leave, vacation, emergencies, and parental leave — through a series of policies, guidelines, and rules that are specific to your business. Depending on organisation and their policies, either HR approves the leaves of individuals or the Home Manager. Thus the whole process requires
- Approval Request
- Request Approving/ Declining / Re-exchange
- Informing the peers, Updating the calendars of the team
- Updating the timesheet.
Chapter 2: Define
Tedious Process While going through the whole process of applying the leave, waiting for approval or discussion or follow up with Manager/Approver it is quite a tedious task.
Burnout Sometimes, team members are overworked and have not taken an off in a while, and no one really have an eye on their burnout and possible crack ups.
Team is not informed about leaves Sometimes, this cause a lot of hustle. and project deadlines go up hanging.