At my company, unpaid overtime is a common thing, so people end up working really late. Due to the late nights, the start time is relatively late compared to other companies.
As it is now, people are somewhat regularly late anyway (10-15 minutes or so), so I think that having a flexible time schedule would be ideal. I have looked up stategies and think that having a flextime with a core time might be a good way to offset some of this. The majority of work is people working on their own, with occasional meetings, so the core time would be used for those meetings when needed. If there is some reason that someone is needed outside of core hours (due to a client), they would be restricted for that day to come in earlier/later, and that is fine on occassion, I think -- much better than how it is now.
What I want to accomplish:
- Allow people to basically choose their own schedules so long as they put in the hours.
- Have an accurate log of hours worked in case we are audited (Japan only?)
- Have overtime be paid since it is now tracked.
- Reduce overtime hours. Most of them are due to culture of not leaving before others, rather than actually being needed.
What is a good way to manage this system? The president would likely come in later, and a few of us would likely elect to come in earlier, and I don't expect him to want to do it on completely a trust basis. Is there any tool or process that are popular with companies that do flextime?
Note: I am not the president of the company, but I am in upper management, so I need to present the idea.