I read a great article today called The 8-Hour Workday Doesn’t Really Work, and it truly resonated with me.
I’ve found that when I break up my work flow into 4 to 5 90 minute segments, I am much more productive than I am working 8 hours straight doing the same thing.
More and more people and organizations need to embrace the idea that an 8 hour shift is barbaric and not the optimum for productivity. Finding ways to look at the following options for full-time workers can add to your productivity.
1. Consider 4 10 hour days for your team; this especially works well when trying to cover a shift on the overnight.
2. Consider scheduling your team for 3 9 hour shifts and 2 6.5 hour shifts to allow them some flexibility with their free time.
3. Consider a mix of face to face and virtual work, allowing your team to spend 8am to 1 pm at the office and 3 hours from home each day.
These and other time frames can come in handy, so consider some of these thought patterns when you try to improve your productivity and use of time.