Conferences and Seminars
As well as creating a special sensitivity, the horizon on what might possibly be conducted may be expanded by internal conferences and seminars organized on subjects mentioned up to now. One of the interesting seminars within this context is the following:
- Company clock
One twenty-fourth of the time needed for the Earth to turn around itself is 1 hour. The objective time measurement does not change depending on the place or individual, as long as you stay within speeds smaller than the speed of light.
In addition, time has a subjective feature that may be called Â“valueÂ”. 1 hour during the rescue of a person under the wreckage of a building does not have the same value as the 1 hour during a stroll. The value of a time period is the difference between the gains realized when all the required actions are performed during this period and the loss realized when these required actions are not done.
Then, what does 1 hour in the office mean? With respect to the measure of the time period, there is no difference between 1 hour of a person working in the office and the 1 hour of a person strolling or watching TV.
But the values of these two time periods are very different. In an office, every minute there are specific activities that must be performed. When these are performed, you have gain; when they are not performed, you have loss.
We measure both time periods with the same means; but different tools are needed. This means that will allow us to measure the value of the time period may be called Â“organization hourÂ”. To distinguish, we can call the traditional hour as the Â“normal hourÂ” or simply Â“hourÂ”.
Organization hour is just a clock which operates at a faster pace in comparison to normal hours. How fast it works will change depending upon the organization using it.
LetÂ’s do a simple calculation: for those working in a commercial firm, 16 normal hours of the 24 pass outside the firm. We have 8 normal hours left for the office. Half an hour of this is used for lunch, two times 15 minutes pass (in the morning and in the afternoon) for starting and ending business, in between approximately one hour passes is used for non-business works. Thus, 6 hours are left for the organization. These 6 hours are organization hours. Thus, the ratio between the normal hours and the organization hours is 1:4. In other words, the organization clock in the office ticks away 4 times faster.
All the works, meetings, negotiations must be performed according to this Â“faster clockÂ”. Then, lack of time, which the managers complain all the time, will be reduced significantly.
Perhaps, each organization will calculate its own organization hour and use wall clocks that work at this speed.
What can we do?
We can help to establish the concept of the organizational hour among the personnel, firstly among executive staff and to implement this in practice to various activities, such as meetings, telephone calls etc.