“A long workday hides many hidden costs. It’s a fallacy to assume that the longer employees work, the more they’ll produce. “Working hours and outcome do not correlate,” Komuro says. In fact, she has observed precisely the reverse relationship among some of her hardest charging clients. As employees scaled back their hours, managers were surprised to see revenue increase. “Some companies even have more revenue after cutting down their overtime hours by 30%.””
It comes as no surprise that the legal industry hasn’t really figured this out. Maybe part of the problem is that people working late into the night make mistakes that then have to be corrected at the last minute, causing people to work until late in the night.
And so on, and so on… 😉