Do you all work overtime?
Recently, due to problems such as overtime work and death from overtime, companies have taken various measures such as no overtime days and restrictions on overtime hours, and I feel that their awareness of "overtime" is gradually changing.
Even on GoogleWomenwillA project called "Let's review the way we work so far and change it to a more flexible and efficient way of working" is being tackled, and how to solve various problems using technology like Google is introduced. ..
this time,Succeeded in reducing overtime hours by making good use of Google Calendar in Google WorkspaceI would like to introduce the case study that was posted.
Do Japanese love overtime?
"" Introduced on the Womenwill siteWork Style Reform Promotion GuideAccording to the report, the percentage of Japanese long-time workers is 21.3%.It's about three times that of Sweden.Moreover, Japan's labor productivity level is one of the lowest in developed countries such as the United States and France.
Roughly speaking, this situation is "Japanese people are working lazilyIt seems that it can be said (^ _ ^;)
Cultures vary from country to country.In particular, Japanese people are serious and often end up working overtime without having to keep up with the surrounding atmosphere, saying, "Everyone is working, so it's hard to go home ...".
On the contrary, it can be said that this problem can be improved if it is not sloppy.
"Don't work overtime" is meaningless
"No overtime day"I think that many companies are adopting, but if efficiency and productivity do not change,It is "procrastination of work"In the end, I end up working late at night or working on holidays before the deadline.
How to reduce overtime
- Introduce a shared calendar
- Register all your appointments in the calendar, including personal work.
- Also register a private appointment.
“Visualizing” work reduces overtime hours
- Plan your work
- Show it to others
In addition, Google Calendar, which is available in Google Workspace, allows you to share (publish) your own or colleagues' appointments.
For those who have been working with slapsticks by disclosing to the team the work schedule of individuals whose information tends to be closed,A more realistic work plan and increased productivityIt seems.
Also, in this effortRegister private appointmentsIt seems that he tried to do it.
I thought, "Well, I'll release private information too !?", but I'll limit my private schedule to "[Private]" and don't write any details.
By doing this, for example, if you plan to have dinner outside with your family, if you register "19: 00-22: 00 [Private]" in advance, "It seems that you can not work overtime today."You can also consider the surroundings..That's why.
Publishing this schedule as a team is the "second visualization".
Summary – Reform of “awareness” and “tools” is important
I think it is necessary to change each person's "consciousness" and "tools" in order to realize "work style reform."You can't just decide on a day when the company won't work overtime.
Google Workspace, which places particular emphasis on team collaboration, is an essential tool for this effort.