What Matters More: Hitting Goals or Employee Work Hours?In the 21st Century, what’s more important for your employees: Clocking work hours or hitting goals?

Is the traditional nine-to-five, 40-hour work week still the best structure for your workforce or is it a woefully outmoded approach to employee productivity?

Everyone knows the nature of work is changing, but many companies cling to the traditional work week model for all employees, often with diminishing results when it comes to hitting goals.

According to Ilya Pozin, founder of Ciplex and a frequent contributor to Inc., and Forbes, adhering to this inflexible approach without understanding its effects on employees ensures an erosion of trust.

“Nothing kills productivity quite like an environment where employees feel forced to work,” Pozin contends.

Instead, employees should want to get work done, both to benefit the company and because they enjoy what they’re doing.

While certainly there are tasks for which set work hours are required, they're not needed for every person in your workforce.

Give the employees who can the opportunity to come and leave at will, and there’s a good chance you’ll see a spike in their productivity and output.

Pozin offers four reasons to put an end to unnecessary structured work hours. (more…)

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