Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.
Supervising your employees is almost all about how to maximize their potential, efficiency and productivity in the workplace. You want to make sure that there is nothing standing in the way of their workflow. You want to make sure that they remain happy and comfortable during their work hours, because happy employees are hard-working employees. One way to make sure they are comfortable is by removing restrictions of set-in-stone work hours.
Consider removing the constants of the workers needing to be at their workplace by 9:00 am, and having to be off by 5:00 pm. This will help reduce your employees’ stress levels, especially during days that they will be tardy because of outside factors that they cannot control. This most especially means that they won’t have to deal with rush hour traffic that adds a high degree of stress among workers immediately just at the beginning of their shift. In addition, of course, reduced stress leads to a boost in productivity in the workplace.
Give your employees a leeway. Consider letting them choose their hours of work as long as they complete eight hours per day. Allow them to arrive at work at 7:00 am if they want to beat the traffic, and not consider it overtime. They can leave at 3:00 pm and they would have completed their 8 hours. Alternatively, one of your employees may need to go to a PTA meeting in the morning and came to work at 1 pm. Do not consider it a half-day, and instead let them work their 8 hours and leave at 9:00 pm. This will even get work done, as you consider normal hours what would have been overtime.
You will find that the extra scheduling freedom will help keep your employees happy, and this will result in even better productivity in the workplace.
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