Billable hours can be a way of measuring productivity or a means of applying pressure. If you think your job is high stress, take a moment to think about the lawyers in the UK firm Taylor Wessing. In this firm the details of the employees previous weeks billings are circulated around the office so everyone can have a sticky beak and no doubt a comment at what you have been doing and whether you are sufficently productive. In the words of Taylor Wessing’s spokes person this policy was introduced in the “spirit of competition”.
What do you think of these policies? Should they be implemented at your workplace?
(Rollon Friday and Lawyers Weekly)