A business’s ability to meet its strategic goals is almost wholly dependent on its employees. Happy employees are motivated employees, and motivated employees are productive employees. Work-life balance is one of the factors that significantly impact employee motivation. Employers need to be aware of the options available to them when setting work schedules. This guide will introduce the 9/80 schedule and analyze its pros and cons to help you determine if it could work for your business.

9/80的工作时间表是什么?

The typical American workday starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM with a one-hour lunch break. This comes to eight working hours every day. As such, the typical workweek has 40 hours – 8 hours daily, five days a week (usually Monday to Friday).

The 9/80 schedule seeks to preserve the 40-hour workweek while creating an additional off day every two weeks. Instead of having 10 working days every two weeks, it proposes 9 working days every two weeks. This additional day is ‘created’ by adding an extra hour for 8 of these days. This results in 8 workdays lasting 9 hours and 1 workday lasting 8 hours.

为了将其分成两个40小时的工作周,我们从4个9小时开始,然后是8小时的一天,然后再进行4个9小时的时间。8小时的一天分为两个4小时的时间。

第一个工作周包括最初的4个9小时工作日,以及构成8小时工作日上半年的4个小时。第二周从4个小时开始,构成了8小时工作日的下半场以及接下来的4个9小时工作日。
The trade-off is having longer workdays in return for the extra day off every two weeks.

Pros: What are the Benefits of the 9/80 Schedule?

Reduced Commute

The extra off day means that employees have one less commute every two weeks. This reduces the overall carbon footprint associated with the business. In a global market that is becoming increasingly eco-aware, any green measures can boost a business’s reputation. Resulting in attracting more environmentally aware clients.

Increased Productivity

That extra off day is the biggest selling point for the 9/80 schedule. A whole day off is more impactful to an employee’s work-life balance than the hour lost over the 8 days. That extra day represents a meaningful time for someone to socialize, spend time with their family, engage in their hobbies, or just relax. This can increaseemployee morale.

The positive link between employee morale and productivity has been established by countless scientific studies. Therefore, improving morale through better work-life balance should see employees increase their output over the adjusted 40-hour workweek.

Better Customer Satisfaction

许多因素会影响客户满意度。其中关键包括服务质量及其与您的员工的互动。服务质量是员工绩效的直接功能,他们与员工的互动质量也是如此。员工的动力和幸福对客户满意度有直接影响。

Satisfied customers are not only more likely to become loyal clients, but they also serve as your unofficial brand ambassadors. They will market your brand and products within their spheres of influence, leading to more customers.

Fewer workday interruptions

每个人都有差事和约会,需要在工作日解决。其中包括银行差事,学校会议和政府办公室任命。在大多数情况下,员工必须休息几个小时才能满足这些在周末无法承担的承诺。

With the 9/80 schedule, these interruptions will become fewer and fewer. Employees can now schedule these commitments on their extra off days. Fewer work interruptions mean better organizational productivity and profitability.

理想的雇主身份

现代员工比报酬更强调工作与生活的平衡。让9/80的时间表显示您是一个进步且创新的工作场所的潜在员工。

缺点:9/80时间表的挑战是什么?

Inadvertent overtime costs

Many employees immediatelyqualify for overtime pay如果他们每周工作40多个小时。为了促进额外的休息日,9/80的时间表展示了一个复杂的工作周,在工作日中期结束,第二周开始于8小时工作日的下半年。如果未正确记录,这可能会创造一场薪资噩梦,因为工人的时间大部分落在了几周之内,因此工人有资格加班。

Understaffing challenges

Ideally, a business should stagger the employee’s workweek to ensure that when some get the extra off-day, others are on-duty keeping the company operational. This can be a challenge for smaller companies that have one-person departments that can function when a particular employee is not on duty.

变革阻力

Some employees are used to the traditional 8-5 workday and have structured the rest of their lives on this schedule. Requiring them to add an hour to most of their workdays could mess up their home, social, and family lives. They would be resistant to any changes.

Conclusion

Improving work-life balance is one of the most effective ways to boost employee morale. This has been shown to improve organizational productivity, improve customer experience, and attract potential hires. The 9/80 schedule reduces the organization’s carbon footprint and results in fewer workday interruptions. Any business that can mitigate the administrative and workforce challenges of implementing the 9/80 schedule should do so to enjoy the benefits it brings.

Greg Tuohy是Docutec的董事总经理,托管印刷服务,business printers总部位于爱尔兰的公司。

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