Source | LinkedIn | John Hall | Co-founder at Calendar.com and Keynote Speaker
No amount of calendar management, hitting the “snooze” button, or outright denial allows you to skip Mondays entirely. The weekend has to end at some point, so the goal should be to start the week off as well as possible — not avoid thinking about it entirely.
Half of all workers will be late to their job on Monday mornings. What can a manager do to change that? While you can’t magically get your team excited for work overnight, you can help make Mondays less of a drag than they already are.
While there isn’t one “right” answer for making Mondays better, that doesn’t mean there aren’t places where you can make an impact. Here are some things you can do to get your team feeling much happier during their Monday morning commute:
1. Slash the workweek.
The five-day, 40-hour workweek has become part of the national consciousness. The ritual of clocking in at 9 a.m. and checking out at 5 p.m. is a standard part of American culture by now. Why, then, have 15 percent of companies started implementing four-day workweeks?