At Harvard Business, Tammy Erickson asks, Do We Need Weekends?
Let’s talk some more about redesigning our organizations – “hacking” the enterprise. Here’s another fundamental assumption upon which our organizations are built that I think has got to go: weekends.
I totally agree! Weekends are an outdated concept and fly in the face of a burst workplace. The idea of a prescribed "down-time" is absurd. There is no reason in this day and age that people shouldn't be free to pick their own downtime. The idea of any work function being defined by something as absurd as the clock makes no sense whatsoever. (Unless you're working in some sort of task that requires synchronicity-- like milking cows.)
That said, I think national holidays are wonderful. I love the idea of everyone enjoying some collective downtime for reflection and celebration.
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