While being on assignment at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland in Mai I photographed several political and corporate figures to find out, how they use their time and what they have to say about the time already invested in their career.
There are studies conducted, which show that from eight hours in the office, we only work three efficiently. Some other show that if employers reduce the working time from eight to six hours workers not only produce the 100% they still have to do, but they increase the outcome up to 120% as a result of being more happy (Sweden). In many jobs it is already set that all three meals a day are taken at the office place, not only decreasing family and social time, but also decreasing the value we give towards food, the fuel for our body.
On the other side, today's life opens up new possibilities, which allow people to really work what they love and what they passionate about and the lines between leisure time and work time just blur. It is surely healthier, than waking up every morning and feeling that dragging themselves to work is the worst they will have to do today. Day in and day out. But I see it as a dangerous trend, as we need the feeling of not having any responsibility for any hours to readjust the power and will to work for several decades.
Another important fact is, that people sleep too less and the quality decreases as well. As researches found out, the brain cleans itself while we are sleeping, keeping us healthy, so with the hours of sleep dropping this natural health cycle looses its power.
So, if you would write down your 24 hours a day, what would be your cycle?
Here is the link to the full project: #TIMELESS #LESSTIME