RIP: Traditional 9-5 Work Hours
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the gradual death of the traditional 9-5 hours, and that seems likely to continue. Thanks to technology and new workplace policies that allow employees to have flexible work schedules, there isn’t a huge need to stick to the traditional work hours. Having an online/mobile workforce is upon us and there are many jobs out there that are flexible in nature.
The Freedom of Flexibility
People like to point their fingers at Millennials and say they aren’t interested in working, but for most it’s more about the idea of freedom and having flexibility. With technology and the economy constantly changing it’s a lot more possible to work from home and have more flexible hours. Even with office jobs, there is plenty of room available for a more flexible start and finish time or working from home a few days a week – as long as the work is getting done!
Even if you aren’t a business owner, there are numerous options for everyone. If you are a business owner then you get the opportunity to be creative about how you manage your employees and their schedules. This is an advantage since the rising generation of employees value the importance of a work/life balance.
Collaborative communication tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams give you the opportunity to interact effectively with your team when working from home.
Work on Your Own Clock
Business owners who have the flexibility to work from home can work at peak hours that are most convenient for them. Technology allows you to be connected and complete your work tasks as necessary from anywhere!
Though there are still some traditional 9-5 working hour businesses, it’s simply not as necessary or as common as it used to be. It’s a lot easier for both you and your employees to create a schedule that fits yours and their needs, allowing you to take back control of your time and create the work/life balance that everyone wishes for.
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