I completely agree with you as me being in HR I understand that at times you need to work till late depending upon your work demand but if we are organized enough to manage we can easily manage our tasks.
I firmly believe that if we consider ourself as an efficient employee then we need not to do late sittings......we can be more productive in those 8 hrs if we spend our time wisely........
Moral:Time Management Guys!!!!!!!!!
21st July 2008 From India , Coimbatore
Appreciate your stand.
But when the "bosses" take the measure of how much you stay late and decide the coomittment of the employee and many HR managers also subscribe to this theory, then what do we do? How do we change this culture? Who realise that it is NOT the time which counts but the efficiency with which you manage your work is waht counts.
Recently I was quite dismayed at a question posed to me - "Why utilisation in this particular group is low (78%!!). Utilisaton means the % time logged on to the time accounting system by the particular project personnel. The gentleman who asked this question gave me a lecture on why the time logged should be 100%.
In reality what happens is that we encourage many of the project personnel to spend some time to do self learning. This time spent on "self learning" is NOT booked into the particular project. It is categorised and booked as "NPA - self learning" in the time accounting system.
Now no prizes for guessing what this NPA. It is non productive activity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So this time spent on self learning is not taken into account in the calculation for "Utilisation"!
Please tell me how to CHANGE the entire mindset amd the system? Or am I wrong?
22nd July 2008 From India , Mumbai