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For office jobs, employees are expected to be productive from 9 am to 5 pm. Let’s face it. First, we are most productive for around 3 hours a day. But in a day with 24 hours and an average 8 hours of sleep, those 3 hours may just as likely happen before 9 am or after 5 pm than within that time. Second, we might squeeze in another 3 hours of productive work per day. That makes 6 hours. But those could again be outside our work hours. So, unless we want to socialize at work, maybe it would be best to have a set of deliverables per day/week/month than a time to arrive and leave from work.

Then there are meetings. Of course, everyone needs to be available at the same time. But with modern technology, even teams from different time zones around the world can make it.

The problem here is a lack of trust in employees. The downside is that many employees think that showing up is half of their job. As long as they are seen at their desk, everything is fine right? Or is it?

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