Every year, since 1916 in this country, we have turned our clocks back in the autumn and forward in the spring. This ritual, designed to make better use of daylight and to improve productivity, is a bi-annual talking point when we consider losing or gaining an hours sleep.
However, if the clock change did not take place at 1am what would you do with the extra hour?
Last week at Jacksons we asked a number of our team leaders what they would do in their team, for themselves and what they would like their clients to do. Here are some of their responses:
Heather Snowdon, Head of our Family team
Team – team bonding – we could abseil down the Tyne Bridge
Clients – do yoga, family issues are stressful
Me – riding a horse or walking the dogs on Saltburn beach
Amie Callan, Head of Finance
Team – improvement activities to seek innovation and continuous improvement.
Clients – follow through on outstanding actions and check information for accuracy – Amie’s clients are the Jacksons fee earners!
Me – spend time with family
Michael Sproates, Litigation solicitor
Team – promote the department and tidy my desk!
Clients – spend an hour documenting important discussions so we have evidence if there is a dispute
Me – an extra hour playing golf or surfing.
Erica Turner, Head of Commercial Property
Team – team exercises. E.g. yoga
Clients – take time to provide feedback on service we provide
Me – work on my cooking skills
Karen Robinson, Head of Marketing
Team- catch up with admin
Clients – shout a bit more about how brilliant they are at what they do – my clients are our fee earners
Me – go for a run!
Andrea Hanna, Head of Residential Property
Team – do some statistics for team performance and land registry requisitions
Clients – complete our feedback forms to provide some stats!
Me – sleep or go for a run
So, as I write this on a Monday morning we could ask the final question; what did you do, but we believe all of our staff should have at least an hour of private downtime at a weekend!
What would you answer to the questions above? Let us know.