Staring at a computer, sitting in a cube, for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week does not work. It never worked.
We took Henry Ford’s model and translated it into a corporate environment. Productivity was measured by looking to see if someone was sitting in their seat.
With the rise in the remote workforce it’s important that leaders find a solution that works best for their distributed teams.
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Wow, okay, yeah. Thank you for your directness. So, this approach doesn’t work for everybody, let’s start there.
BUT the principles are around becoming more results-oriented and responsible with people’s time. That foundation can be used for 6:2, 12:2, 3:1, whichever works best for your organization.
We do not. But, it feels like you want to know “how do you make up for the lost productivity during those two weeks?” That comes from the clarity of tasks heading into a cycle that creates less waste during those 6-weeks.
It does not. But learning 6-Week Cycles will help you find ways to make the work day more predictable. Then you can change it to 3:1, 12:2, whichever works best for your organization.
I mean...this is kind of the same as the “do you work 7 days questions above” — did you not see that one?
The only “job” during the two week break is to respond to emails and to plan your next 6-weeks. If you can accomplish that AND go off the grid — then yes.
Within the first 7 days you’re going to see a change in how you plan your day, approach productivity, and how you use your calendar.
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Everybody has their own idea for changing the world — this is mine.
I believe the workday beats parents down. I think it kills motivation. And it's this same workday that makes you feel like you busted your ass, but question, "What did I actually get done?"
This is my fight.
More intentional use of people's time.
The Industrial Revolution-era tactics of measuring productivity by monitoring the time spent glued to your cubicle is over.
For many people, just hearing they can work this way is eye-opening. I hope the idea alone gives you new inspiration for writing a work-life that works for you.
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