African Siesta Economy Lome, Togo West Africa Saturday, June 9, 2007
I believe the job of management is not to manage people, however to remove the obstacle that are stopping them from working.
I am in Togo, the Siesta Economy here, they stop work from Noon until three, this almost brings the country to a halt, for sure the economy is sleeping. Hot countries live life slowly and this is good and a benefit, however the will and minds of people slows down and the desire to work is close to full stop.
I think the only solution to have a contiguous work force that actually is effective and does work it to start at 4:00 AM and work only to 12 Noon and call it quits for the day.
The ones that will not come to work at 4:00 can live how they live and have all the financial gain it allows.
The other alternative is just to work from 8 to 12 and forget the rest of spinning their wheels time.