Ever wondered which companies perform better? Companies with a 5 day working week or a 6 day working week.
There is an interesting story for by a former entrepreneur on working days in a week and productivity of a company. You'll know the answer when you finish reading his post.
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal, a digital entrepreneur shares his story.
When I started up, I was kinda stuck-up and had this typical "baniya" mentality of working 6 days. It was my legacy training from factory days and attending very typical Marwari offices.
My COO Thota Ranganath who came in from Pepsi asked me in week 1 of his joining "Alok, how many Fortune 500 Company's work 6 days? Do we want to be a Fortune 500 Co or a 6 day Company?".
That was the year 2000 and we switched to a 5 day working. 17 amazing years later, I think it was the best decision I could have made. My humble belief:
- people actually perform better if you give them 2 days to 'breathe'
- there is quality in thinking - not just doing. Thinking happens when you are at rest. Not being a sandwich in a local train.
- productivity is about getting "better" not about "more". Better needs relaxation.
(Ps - this is a post for employees not founders)
~ Rodinhood. (Originally Published on his LinkedIn update here)
Baniya ~ The Bania (otherwise known as Baniya, Vani and Vania) is an occupational community of merchants, bankers, money-lenders, dealers in grains or in spices, and in modern times numerous commercial enterprises. The term is used in a wider sense in Bengal than it is elsewhere in India, where it is applied to specific castes.
Marwari ~ a native or inhabitant of Rajasthan in India