By Kevin Roth
Having one arbitrary set of work hours regardless of work function or responsibility is an outdated and often times inefficient mentality that has the potential to not only affect retention, but also recruitment.
Work hours should not be determined by ownership, but rather the individual heads of their respective teams. These senior leaders are accountable for their team’s performance and will have that direct motivation to set themselves and their teams up for success. Furthermore, those managers more often than not have performed the role that they are now supervising and have a first hand view of the hours that would maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
If your accounting and sales teams are held to identical standard hours just because that’s the way it has always been done, break the mold! One of the top themes of the current workforce is individuality. People want to work for companies that recognize differentiation and progression. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” won’t cut it anymore if you want to hire quality people in this job market.