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The consequences of poor scheduling.

Clear schedules are essential for your employees to get to work and it sets the tone for your week. But if the schedule does not suit your needs, it has consequences for your company.

Vimal Navaneesan
20. October 2021
A part of being successful as a company depends on your employees. They are the driving force, which creates the breeding ground for increased productivity and commitment. There is one particular thing that can stop their productivity and set your company back. These are the work schedules.

A clear schedule helps the company to create structure and make the day run smoothly. Making a time-based schedule can be problematic because it has to take several things into account. The demands and wishes from the employees play a huge part in the schedules to balance their spare time and their work lives. Managers can spend several hours making schedules, which ultimately do not consider everybody. It can lead to several issues:

Low employee satisfaction.

Schedules give your employees an overview of their working week. However, if the schedules do not fit in with their private lives, this can lead to anxiety and dissatisfaction. Things often happen spontaneously, which means that your employees have to work overtime or do not have the time to get to work.

Many people find it difficult to adapt to sudden changes in the schedule. It means they are under pressure to divide their time, which can worsen their commitment and productivity. The less an employee performs, the more dissatisfied they become with their job. Unfortunately, this frustration can spill over to the rest of your team. It contributes to creating a bad atmosphere and ruining morale in the workplace.

The organizational structure and culture in a company have an influence on how big satisfaction is among the employees. A report from BMC Health Services Research clarifies that the culture of a company that refers to one's goals and values, influences the effort of employees.

If managers and employees communicate well with each other, there is a greater chance of better cooperation in the team. It will encourage everyone at the workplace to achieve the company's goals and therefore increase employee satisfaction.

Mental health issues.

Having poor schedules does not only contribute to dissatisfied employees. There is another issue that has consequences for every part of the company. That is mental health issues. Mental health is a topic that is difficult for people to talk about. Mental health issues affect your emotions, perceptions, and thoughts. For the individual, this typically means that your function less well in social and work-related contexts. It means that you have less energy and less sufficient mental resources to carry out your task. Besides, it is hard to make everyday life cohesive.


According to a study conducted by Stressforeningen, there are around 35.000 Danish people who report they are sick due to a mentally poor working environment. It can lead to stress and depression. Furthermore, every fifth Dane, who is ill with stress has a greater risk of losing their job. 

The solution is ready.

Prevent chaos, disorder and unmotivated employees by taking scheduling seriously. Did you know, for example, that it is possible to let your employees indicate their preferences and, based on this, create the ideal planning with one click?

This is one of the many advantages that the workforce planning system of Relion has to offer. Read more about the possibilities of Relion here.

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