The 9-5, Monday to Friday ‘Fix’

Where does this 9-5, Monday to Friday ‘Fix’ hail from? Some Leaders cling to it like grim death! So who started it…….

Prior to the British Industrial Revolution people worked from home, in the fields or remotely. The Industrial Revolution heralded mass production and people simply walked to the factory to work the Assembly Line.

Technological, socioeconomic & cultural change abounded and we got it into our heads that we had to be there, 9-5, five days a week.

Wait a minute ……the industrial revolution was 200 years ago! Surely things have moved on?

Automation achieved major significance in the second half of the 20th century, yet most organisations continue to demand workers are present in an office.

Droves upon droves of workers still cram into public transport, roads and motorways at the same times, causing congestion and damaging our environment beyond repair.

Yet mobile technology is everywhere. People can work just as easily from the cabin in the garden, a hub, on the train or in a cab as they can in the office.

And today, the best candidates expect smart working options. If you don’t offer them, then you can expect to miss out on the best candidates.

Isn’t it time your business joined the Smart Working Revolution?