[Via Sadagopan] A link to an AP story on "interminable workday". Not sure how many of you feel the same way, but the average workday seems to be bordering on the insane…and the word is right – interminable – with the never ending calls, emails and compressed schedules.
Interestingly, very recently a colleague and I took actual execution data from a few projects and looked the schedule compression that was achieved. While industry standards/benchmarks talk of not compressing the schedule below 0.85 percent, we have seen that most projects were compressed and executed with as high as almost 50% schedule compression. Now if that doesn’t add to stress, I am not sure what else. Imagine doing a planned days job in half a day and not only that, but continuing doing it day after day for months together.
Coincidentally [Rajesh] points to a very poignant story of an of a person who gave his all to work earlier this week.
I would be keen to hear how you folks deal with this interminable workday and how do you balance the work-life scales?