Hi friends, you must be thinking the title for my post should be Fun & Enjoyment on Weekends. Yes, I do agree that’s what most of us (perhaps all of us like) after a busy weeks work schedule.
But I get bog down by the circumstances that drive people to still work on weekends when we have set up plenty of quality/time oriented processes in place. I hear from my friends from small to big companies that during any kind of project work this is a normal scenario. But I was just wondering why not our quality processes be it project management methodologies, lot work experience, quality tools, work / time assessments can’t help to drive the work according to the set deadlines which are generally planned after a lot of deliberation. And most of the times they look incredible on paper and in business meetings. So where’s the gap? Why are we stretching to work on weekends leading to exhaustion making the work life not that enjoyable ? Can we have a situation where we no more require stretching on weekends and can go according to our plans ?
It should not be a very regular scenario where we have to work on weekends in the name of delivering service to clients. I hope no client would ever tell a work to be done without understanding how much time it can take as long as we can educate him on what needs to be done for his requirement. At least the chances should be a minimal.
On observation what I found to be the reasons attributing to this gap are:
a) Not very clear with the technology/application to correlate client requirements.
b) Clients requirements not gathered well
c) Modifying / adding requirements from client side leading to changes in
business functionality/technical designs.
The list can get a bit longer but I thought these are the important few. However my idea of bringing up this topic is to identify the reasons be it technical or coordination related and see what improvements can be made to make the work life more enjoyable.
I will be very glad to have the readers of this blog if they can share what process improvements can be done to rectify these kinds of situations.
And I can go on with my next blog saying “Fun and Enjoyment during weekends”.