Free Range or Cube Farmed?

cube farm

Which is more Productive?

 

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In an age when people are realizing the scale-ability of incomes and looking to maximize their leisure time – it is time for corporations to ditch the 40+  hour work week and find a model that attracts talent and productivity.

In the 1950’s when most households were patriarchal maybe the 9-5 workday made sense.

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But the “Honey, I’m home – where’s my dinner?” days are gone.  Now people are far more productive when they have the flexibility to balance personal life with work.

Why would you want to rot in a cube farm while life passes you by just to impress a boss who may give you a small increase annually?  The same boss will certainly expect you to “step up” and work even harder when another employee moves on or a new priority is set.

  • If you had the chance to work remotely and a set list of tasks to complete would you get them done?
  • Would you be more or less motivated if you knew that you could work and go to your kid’s ball game?   Or pursue another interest like a dance class or golf?
  • Or take a graduate course at 10 am on Wednesday with the best professor instead of an evening course with an adjunct professor after both of you have been working all day?

YES!!! Of course you would because it isn’t that you don’t want to work – you want to live and work.

Balance is the key to everything.

You don’t have to the be The boss to be A Boss

surfing

Mondays could start with a morning surf or yoga class – how would that change the dynamic of the week?