The 9 to 5. Wake up – get ready – and head to work. Its the same thing over and over everyday. This can be quite the drag on the soul. We’re adults now, yet we still have to play by the rules of life. This got me thinking about waking up and better ways to get me out of bed.
I struggle in the morning to wake up and I’m looking for ways to push me forward so I can go to work. I’m going to be writing about that in the future on ways I take to help me get up and ready for the day. But this made me think why are things the way they are?
Why do we wake up at the same time everyday? I’m a adult, so why can’t I come into work when I want to? I would be a better worker if I wasn’t so tired. It would be nice to sleep in some days or even come in after lunch. I really don’t think companies are really missing out by having me there at 9am sharp.
Every job I ever worked at it seemed that everyone got there at 9, but no one really started working at 9. It was the same old boring “how you doing” and “did you see that show last night?” talk that everyone does before they start doing there job.
So are we really doing ourselves any good by making everyone at the company come in at the same time? If people came in at different times it would seem like they can get more done. Chit chat will be cut down.
If Bob comes in at 9 and Carl comes in at 10am, then Bob would be in the middle of working or in the mood and will be less likely to talk to Carl. At least I think this would happen. When I’m in the working mood I don’t want to stop what I’m doing to talk to someone until I’m done.
Plus how cool would it be to come in after lunch and not get in trouble. Some days I’m not feeling it and some sleep is what I need. Happier employee makes for a better environment. Does it matter when you come in as long as you get your job done?
I know some places like banks and food places need to be open at certain times. But a lot of jobs could benefit from this no limit rule. Come in when you feel like it and work when you want to, just get your job done. What I think will happen is that people will be happy at first and will come in late. Weeks later people will get over this gravy train and will find that they will come in at the old time, just maybe a few minutes later than usual.
People are creates of habit, and the freedom will be great but they will tend to fall back into place. The idea of the freedom is really what you want. This makes the employee happier less stressed. Not having to worry about getting there kids to school. Missing family events.
Removing these caps would be cool. Just a thought I had.