As a 13th rule in the 50 Business Productivity Rules is that more working hours doesn’t mean more productivity. Is this rule true and why, if it is true?
I’ve seen different persons working in the same working places with different results and different time needed to complete the same job. It is normal. But, why is this the case?
Before some period of time, I have talked with an entrepreneur that told me how his employees after 8 hour working time hurry to go home. I asked him can he make a difference in the speed and quality of work done between different employees. His answer was that difference exist and different employees give a different performance in their working behavior. This is normal. He cannot expect that each employee will need the same accomplishment time. Instead of that, he must find what are the reasons for this difference, and to try to fix it.
After some analysis about this issue, I come to the following possible answer about business productivity. The answer depends on 4 most important factors that have influence on the business productivity.
1. Different Capacity
Different persons, different teams and different organization have a different performing capacity. This capacity will make some persons quickly to finish their job with the more quality compared with others. We cannot expect every person to have the same capacity for doing right things in a right way.
2. Different Passion
Persons can be passionate about something if they are exciting, have enthusiastic and compelling emotions and positive affinity about that something. If a person has a passion about his job, the work will be done quickly and with more quality. The passion is the beginning about everything around a person and their working habits. Because of that entrepreneurs before decide about selecting people as an employee must try to recognize about what that persons are passionate.
If I enjoy in the tasks that I must to do, I will do that tasks in my best. Some persons will enjoy in the work, but others will work without enjoyment and only because of salary. The productivity will be based on the level of enjoyment, and because of that persons without enjoyment will need more working hours to finish the job.
Different inspiration has a different impact on accomplishment. If I’m not inspired to give the best from myself in performing my daily job tasks, I cannot expect that quality of the results will be at a desired level. Some peoples will be inspired from money, some from ideals, but something that is important for entrepreneurs is that they must to try to recognize employees different sources of inspiration.