We’ve all heard about the “9-5 syndrome” experience. Most of us have endured it and some still do. Ilya Pozin is a successful entrepreneur and has spoken out on whether traditional working hours should be scrapped.
Ilya’s theory is that setting time limits to working hours halters the success growth of your employees. He says that by setting these “time parameters”, employees are tied down to these hours. Meaning, they begin to feel as though they’re running on auto-pilot.
Trust Your Employees
Employees need to feel that they are trusted. By adhering to a strict time schedule, employees may feel as though they need to be watched over. By allowing them to determine what work process works better for them, the better they might be at their specific job and become more passionate in their role towards the company. Their focus will be shifted from just getting the work done, to becoming invested in the overall success of the business as a whole.
The Tick Tick Tock…
Time can be distracting. If you are working on a project, especially one which deems creativity, putting a clock on it can be distracting. The focus is now not on making your work magnificent, but finishing before 5pm.
Never Compromise Teamwork
Empower your employees to get the work done on their own terms. While this may be relevant to trust, working on a time limit with team mates, means there is risk that some might not be pulling their weight.
So think about it, is working 9-5 benefitting your business and your employees? Welcome new practise, try something different and opt for the best. Invest in your team, invest in your business and flourish as one.