Sunday, June 03, 2007

Dreaming of a 9 to 5 Job?

In your personal life, when attending to business or working on side projects, how often do you spend 8 consecutive hours in front of a computer? It doesn’t make sense because we lose the ability to concentrate effectively within a few hours.

A great read on "Why the 9 to 5 Office Worker Will Become a Thing of the Past".

Read more here.

Doesn’t work that way. If you get paid for your most productive time, you would get paid twice as much. If you would only get paid for 4 hours instead of 8, you would only receive half your salary.

There is no substitution for meeting face to face. Remote work arrangements -never- work out as well as keeping your staff in the office. Even open landscape offices work out much better than offices with a separate office for each employee. Monitoring employees doesn’t work, unless you are keeping slaves in 24h-factories that is.

And the best excerpt i found in one of the comments,

An interview could go like this: “We have selected you because we think you are very good at what you do. Good enough to work here. We have a new project we think is worthwhile doing, and wonder if you are interested in joining a team to participate? We have many talented people working with this technology, and the infrastructure is already in place.”