Very Good Article on Late sitting -

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

It's half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on...

PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing...

And who's at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look....

All or most specimens are ??

Something male species of the human race...

Look closer... again all or most of them are bachelors....

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!

Any guesses???

Let's ask one of them...

Here's what he says... 'What's there 2 do after going home...Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late...Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!'

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors 'Passing-Time' during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they've nothing else to do...

Now what r the consequences...

'Working' (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those 'working' late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he's a hard worker... goes home only to change..!!).

They aren't helping things too...

To hell with bosses who don't understand the difference between 'sitting' late and 'working' late!!!

Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.

So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family.... office is no longer a priority, family is... and

That's when the problem starts... b'coz u start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier 'hardworking' guy suddenly seems to become a 'early leaver' even if u leave an hour after regular time... after doing the same amount of work.

People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labelled as work-shirkers...

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays... though) leave on time are labelled as 'not up to it'. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on 'working' not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

So what's the moral of the story??

* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!

* Never put in extra time ' unless really needed '

* Don't stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred other things to do in the evening..

Learn music...

Learn a foreign language...

Try a sport... TT, cricket.........

Importantly,get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town...

* And for heaven's sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *'Life's calling, where are you??'*

Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don't stay back till midnight to forward this!!!





From India
Dear Mr. Bhaskar
You rightly mentioned instead of negative motivation, the management should go other way round. but what we experienced in our group company as I mentioned above, this system was implemented after trying all options. we followed this system for nearly one year and after regularity in 98% staff it was withdrawn with a note that if late coming resumes, the policy would be reimplimented. The result - we have not yet reimplemented the policy.
In short negative threat for short period would have long term impacts.
Minesh Bhatt

From India, Vadodara
Dear Mr. Minesh You can take the horse to the pond; but you cannot make it drink water. If you can make it drink the water, then you are the best administrator.
From India, Kumbakonam
Dear Mr. Das Really an eye opener message from Mr. Narayan Murthy. Everybody should follow his advise.
From India, Vadodara
Sub: - late leaving
my boss always leave me after he leaves,
and whenever i ask him to go home he thinks
of leaving me whenever he is late sitting and compelling me
to stay and not providing the comp off whenever
in worked more than company working hours
on normal day instead of he assigning
the duty.
please provide some solution to me.

From India, Pondicherry
Here I would like share with you all regarding late in and early out. This is some people are making habitually. Those people we can mark it as half day salary cut for every three late incomings as well as early out more than 3 times. Once we start doing it, they will try to come regularly. 10 minutes grace time is sufficient, if we give 15 minutes it is too late and also they will settle in their desk by half an hour late than regular time. So, better to give 10 minutes grace time.

From India, Kochi
Give 15 minutes grace to your employee if they entered into 16th minute deduct 16 minutes per minute deduction. However there is a one more option deduct 1 day salary on every 4 late comings this will definitely control your late comings & absenteeism rate . Inform employees when their leaves are fully consumed let them know their deductions will be started if they are being late or absent onwards .
From Pakistan, Karachi
As long as, Work schedule to be finished on Time, No delay in that and keep on updates to senior person about the current position of the job.
From India, Coimbatore
Greetings for the day!!! Please can aybody help me with there hr policy on coming late on leaves and etc
From India, Bangalore

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