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Tetris, a timeless video game from the 1980s, engages players with its simplicity and increasingly challenging time constraints, fueling generations of Tetris-addicts. On the other hand, time attendance systems, integral components of workforce management, may not exhibit their demands as pieces dropping from the screen, but they certainly have their challenges and complexity. Let’s explore the intrigue of connecting Tetris to this critical element of business operation and management.

The Nature of Time: A Common Factor

Both Tetris and time attendance systems thrive under the constraint and consumption of time. In Tetris, players align interlocking shapes in real-time, as they descend faster and faster. It demands quick decision-making and agility, similar to what is required in managing workforce time effectively. Both require efficient utilization of the given time to maximize results.

Constant Evolution and Adapting to Change

Tetris is a game that evolves with every piece that lands on the grid. Likewise, a time attendance system follows the evolution of an organization. It adapts and grows along with the organization, shifting from traditional time clocks to modern cloud-based applications that not only track time but also integrate with other HR functions.

The Role of Strategy

From the first Tetris block that plummets down the screen, players strategize on how to place each piece to maximize their score. Similarly, HR managers also design strategies to most effectively use their time and attendance systems. Efficient scheduling, staff allocation, leave management, accurate time-tracking, and eliminating time theft are all strategic elements that yield productivity gains.

The Demand for Precision

Just as fitting together Tetris blocks requires precision to prevent gaps, time attendance systems need precision to ensure accurate data. An incorrect placement in Tetris leads to missed lines and wasted opportunities, while inaccurate time and attendance tracking can result in incorrect pay, decreased morale and possibly legal ramifications.

Tools to Win

Tetris gives limited tools to players – rotate and drop the blocks. But mastering these tools leads to a high-score. Similarly, time attendance systems provide tools such as biometric scanners, mobile apps, and integration with HR platforms. Learning to leverage these tools efficiently can make the difference between an average and an excellently-run organization.


Although one is a timeless game and the other, a crucial business tool, Tetris and time attendance systems bear several similarities – each operating under the pressure of time, constantly adapting to new variables, requiring strategic planning, precision, and the right utilization of tools. This unlikely pairing might seem like disparate elements. However, viewed from the lens of efficiency, strategy, and adaptability, the connection becomes apparent. Ultimately, optimizing time and alignment for success matter just as much in time attendance systems as they do in a game of Tetris.

About Clockgogo

A cloud-based time attendance management system aims to make time tracking more easy and effective. Powered by the patented 4-level verification technology, Clockgogo provides HR staff with a peace mind upon time card management.

Fake GPS, buddy punching, hefty hardware costs, clumsy installation will not be problems anymore. With flexible and user-friendly roster planning and reporting capabilities, calculation of work hour, overtime and other time attendance results is just a click away.

Time card and time attendance results can also be retrieved through API for third-party HCM / HRIS / HRMS / HR system integration (e.g. Workday, Peoplesoft etc.).

Since its launch back in 2016, Clockgogo has already processed more than tens of millions faces and is widely adopted among global brands.

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