K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Timings of 8 hours or 12 hours or whatever is fixed in a particular place is basically arrived upon after a long time and experience and is probably an optimal solution for a proper distribution of work, rest, and sleep during a day. If required these schedules can always be changed by a few hours that side or this side.
I remember that earlier we had 6 days work and 1 day holiday. Later it was changed 5 days work and 2 days holidays. Now some people are talking of 4 days work and 3 days holidays. So there is sufficient scope and margin in these things and what ever seems best for the productivity is to be adopted.
There are only two consideration one is productivity other is discipline and if they are met every schedule would be perfect.
Knowledge is power.
Doing their job fast with the adherence of the safety standards are the hallmarks for such talented people but encouraging them doing so would impact the discipline of the group. Efficiency is independent of the scheduled time frame and it can be mastered with experience and full grasp of the procedure applicable in doing a job. Hence wherever they are, the need encouragement to apply their ways to boost productivity. They can be given faster promotions if the company's objectives is to raise production with these brilliant people.
In some manufacturing industries in addition to working hours, a minimum target of production will be decided. The team should ensure that production. If they do anything in excess within that 8 hours they will be paid an incentive. If anybody fails to do the minimum target they have to compensate for the loss of production the next day or they may be paid prorate.
In the case of children. generally, parents think that by making them sit with books for more time, their interest in studies will increase. I don't know how far it is true.