Are you working for the weekend? Why do we feel this way? Does that mean we are in jobs we don’t really enjoy? Should we all be allowed to go home at 330pm as long as we don’t have a deadline? Who reads emails on Friday afternoon?
Unless you are an owner of a business or in the service industry, my experience tells me that productivity goes to 0% after 330pm. Don’t get me wrong, if your busy or like to get this knocked out in a Friday so you’re ready for Monday then by all means knock it out! But after years of knowing the truth (which is nobody reads your emails or responds to your emails after 330pm, you’re on your phone planning your night out, you’re on restaurant websites looking for a booking) I’ve made a decision to just go home at 330pm.
Okay I haven’t really gone home at 330pm but I am proposing to you that this should be mandated at all organisations where your role does not require you to be there on a Friday afternoon. Of course there will be exceptions but I’m sure it’s possible. I think workers will be happier and more productive during the week.
When I start my own company I promise to provide to my employees:
1. Time to exercise
2. Leave early on Fridays
3. Flexible working hours
4. Working from home
5. No meetings longer than 30 min.
Who wants to work for me?