Time keeping and late coming
I am following this mail from quite longer time and thought to express my view.
First of all, what is the notion of time keeping?
In present world, where the maximum workforce is Y generation and where the workplace has changed a lot, does it really matter at what time you are coming to the office?
Yes, earlier there used to be factory and most of the organisation were not knowledge based so it was important to reach workplace on time. Also, on those date the mode of communication was limited but now things have changed. for instances, as an HR manager, I have my laptop and my mobile always with me. I carry my virtual office everywhere I go. My employees can contact me directly whenever they need without any restriction. If my reporting head need my assistance or any particular MIS or information, he gets it immediately even when I am not in the office.
I think we are still carrying the old mentality and our Indian mentality of copy cat. Just copy others without applying our brain exactly what is the purpose of doing a particular action.
Yes, the importance of time (punctuality) matters but only for the business meetings, conferences, seminars etc. Unfortunately in such places, we never reach on time and we focus on reaching workplace on time.
For me, if my employee is feeling that he is still not in the mood to start day or need some more sleep then I think I should allow him/her to do that. If I force him/ her to wake up and rush for the office, he might not be in that mood, not relaxed completely and it will affect productivity. Instead of this, I will prefer to allow people to reach office with 2 hour earlier or 2 hour later, complete 8 hours and go home. This will make my employee happy and more productive.
About author: Govind
Govind is an experienced human resources professional with 10+ years experience in Human Resources fucntion, advisor in start ups and in depth experience in education and career management. He has deep understanding of education system in India as well as global, about online, open and distance education system. He is also a chief advisor and in the panel expert with Shiksha.com. He is HR and career blogger by passion .