Daylight-Saving Time- Highlighting the Good and Bad Impacts on Businesses

Moving the clocks back or forward can impact businesses claiming both positive and negative effects

Daylight-Saving Time- Highlighting the Good and Bad Impacts on Businesses

On March 28, the daylight-saving time (DST) started at 1 AM as the clocks were moved forward to 2 AM to have more daylight in the eveningwhat is called “springing forward.” 

The change would be in the form of 16 hours of daylight in the summer solstice for the UK. What could this mean for businesses? 

Originally meant for efficiency and increasing productivity, DST is a debatable topic as it has some perceived effects on businesses, as much as it affects our circadian rhythm and productivity. Are there any potential benefits of daylight-saving time? Which sectors can avail positive impacts from the time transitions? Let’s have a look. 

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Reasons for Daylight Saving Time: Highlighting the Good and Bad 

Companies associated with leisure and entertainment can work in tandem with daylight-saving time. The construction industry also merits more daylight as the sector is inclined to early starts. 

Time-sensitive Operations: DST can disrupt businesses with the loss of revenue owing to improper filing of timesheets and other technical issues. Counteracting them would need a network time clock and manual adjustments to avoid errors. 

Safe Transition to Daylight-Saving Time

Businesses need to be aware of the time transitions as they affect employees up to a week of falling back or springing forward. Here’s what companies and employers can do: 

Most of the operational hours follow uniformity that is set by the clock and DST can have a significant to little or no impact on businesses. The biannual change can bring new and more opportunities and improve efficiency with proper adjustments from employees and employers.

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