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  • IcarusTech

    The irony of ironies is that the last place you can get any work work! Take it home, come in early, no email Mondays...all half-assed attempts to stymie the flow of interruptions and distractions...which apparently occur every 7-mins on average from your collection of digital devices.

    Psychologists state it takes 15-mins to get to a deep focus.


  • Dan Cassidy

    It's amazing how many employers still focus on hours vs results. I'd rather my team work half-days every day and get all their work done instead of sitting in an office playing solitaire hoping nobody will see them. As the lines blur between personal and professional life, it's important for employers to consider flex schedules and remote access so employees can manage their personal and professional responsibilities as efficiently as possible. That's a win-win for all.

  • Doris Yee

    Do you think in the future the standard of what's considered "work hours" by the U.S. Department of Labor will change? I find taking longer lunch breaks makes me more productive for the second half of the day...sometimes well enough into the late evening if necessary. I think longer/more work hours can be achieved and reach a good level of qualitative productivity, but you definitely need to have longer than-the-typical two 15-minute compensable break by the nation's standard.

    • Eddie Limon

      I walk around everyday and see the tiredness in peoples faces. Whether the job they are doing is physically tiring or mentally tiring it doesnt matter the same amount of energy is being exerted by the body. These long work weeks affects how they interact with their families and how they interact with the public in general. Everyone has to work to survive and there really is no way around that but the Department of Labor needs to take into consideration that we are human beings and not machines. I see other countries such as France that have reduced the work week so that they can go home and enjoy a family dinner. Where in the US do we see this? Well I guess unless you are part of that 1%. Its proven that a family that has dinner together will be a much stronger and happier family. When I lived in Mexico my family sat down together for dinner and now that we have immigrated to the United States I cant even remember the last time that we sat down for dinner. This is all about keeping your workforce happy because happiness will produce results. Breaks and time off allow you to focus and gather yourself so that you can go out and perform your job better the next time.