I suppose it depends on the job being done, but in some cases I think you're out of touch mate.
I'm a system and I.I. administrator where I work and the last thing I want to do is watch the clock. I don't care if I work 5 hours a week, 50 hours a week, on demand or anything else.
Wjat maters to me is that the tasks I need to do get done, quality is applied to my work and everyone I serve at the company I work for are happy.
Just now the boss called me with a small problem which I solved with a remote session. Still it did interrupt me crunching into a slice of tasty slive of toast and supping a good cup of coffee.
Sometimes I even decided to have a siesta. I don't have to go to the office unless I need to do something physical, with woyk being 20 minutes deive from my house. By choice I do `usually` go to the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to break up the week.
What the main point is I allocate as much time as I need to get the job done and actually, on the odd occasion, burn some post-midnight oil yet I get the job done and I'm still happy. I'm also happy in how much I've saved on the cost of diesel for the car over the months!
You need to encourage the people working for you to get the job done on time and on spec and not to concentrate to put in 40 hours every week. As it is possible to be at the office 40 hours every week, but only put in 5 hours work.
Time to leave the 20th century and recognise the 21st century or simply be left behind.
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