For a very long time now working weekends is considered a normal business practice for most business owners and executive. Oh… I know there are the many whiners who will claim the weekends are their time to be with family and friends as well as to relax and recharge. That was great back in the Ozzie and Harriet days when people went to work, put in 40 hours a week, brought in a six figure income, could afford to live a life of Riley. For those under 40 years old click here to learn who the heck Ozzy and Harriet were and click here to learn who the heck the Life of Riley was all about.
The point is, times have changed. Business owners and executives sometime have to work longer and smarter get what they need done…done. To highlight the reasoning about this here are my….
3 Reasons Why Working Weekends is Unavoidable
1. Time to Think
During the work week there is always something exhausting your time to clearly think. The office phone is always ringing, someone down the hall is shouting about something and client meetings seem to be endless. For the person that work from home all of the above on top of the dirty dishes in the sink from the late night work become distracting; the significant other comes home early or the dog has to have a walk all become time killing distracting.
Working on the weekend, when the client or customer contact components of doing business are removed can allow for the time for mind mapping and strategies that can’t get done during the week.
2. Freed Up Resources
Many businesses here in the states have to deal with internet providers who offer limited bandwidth. Unless the business has it’s on dedicated IT staff to manage their ‘tech’, ever person in the office complex is feeding off one internet connection. This results in slow data retrieval speeds and lock up some programs. On the weekends, the strain on the wifi connections and internet access is lesser making the time spent more productive.
3. Stay Ahead of Schedule
The most important reason making working weekends unavoidable is the need to stay ahead of schedule..or catch up as the case maybe. Time is of the upmost importance for businesses owners or executives. If they cannot stay ahead of the schedule set to operate their business eventually the business will have to stop so as to reset. Most businesses cannot survive a work stoppage.
It is unfortunate the economy has pushed so many business owners and executives to manage their business without the needed resources to keep from having to work on the weekends. Time away from the grind is needed and every business person should find ways to reach a level of business were more time off can be had.
There will always be a need to keep things going by working extra long hours. However it should not be the norm.
Let me know how I can help.