Time management is often a two mind situation for most business owners. Some people say that 5 days a week are not enough to get things done or reach targets towards a successful business, whereas others support the idea that reducing working hours will help and improve productivity.

The main goal of Business Owners/Employers is to make maximum use of the time that people are willing to work at full speed!

Some of the most common strategies to maximise time are identifying bottlenecks, having deadlines, using time management softwares or investing more time on developing projects for a speed-driven culture.

Today’s Tips and Tricks are about reducing working hours. Step to efficiency or hell?

There is a lot of research looking at the impact of reduced working hours. However, we must take into account how our team is built before making a critical decision.

It has been proven that performers who are goal-oriented do not look at the clock, they want to move in the right direction and they focus on the results that should be achieved.

If your goal is to reward the hard-working performers, yes! Making agreements in terms of time could be beneficial as long as the common goal is the business running smoothly.

The result could be nothing but improvement on management time, agendas fully booked, speed up projects and happy clients.

In contrast there’s others types of team members who you will never get the most out of. They need constant supervision, reminders, and furthermore a holding hands experience to be able to complete any activity. In that case, if  you find yourself struggling with a declining willingness of people to work full time after seven hours or an otherwise long time, the question is what kind of people do you have on board? And, are you willing to reward that?


Having a clear goal as a company and knowing who you have on your team, their performance and potential, will make it easier for you to implement initiatives like reducing working hours or whatever that works for your business.

By focusing on performance, and ensuring each person has a specific “product” they need to produce, you’ll have a much easier time creating games and rewards without needing to focus on the time taken to deliver that outcome.

Understanding people is a big thing, but it is not impossible, and we can guide you on that journey. Let us know your interest here.

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