THE SHIFT SYSTEM — MORE JOBS, HAPPY EMPLOYEES, GREAT ECONOMY.
The most challenging phenomenon of society is when potential employees, ready and willing to work can’t find jobs. When their numbers become outrageously high, the society is no longer facing an economic problem but also a political and social dilemma.
The benefits of going to work are not limited to earning income but expand to include personal development which affects the community and national development. At work, a person engages their senses, sharpening them and improving them in the process.
A person also gets a chance to meet equally productive people, which is good for networking. Such networking becomes their primary source of good partners, clients, friends, references, etc.
The income we earn at work helps us to become productive members of society. With the money you earn, you become a client, an investor, and an entrepreneur hence adding more fuel to the economy’s engine.
On a personal level, your income helps you to obtain basic needs and to fulfill your other desires, goals, and dreams.
This makes an unemployed person incapable of living a meaningful, fair, and happy life.
THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH
"Business ideas in the end become real business"
Entrepreneurship is the process through which businesses come to exist by generating business ideas aimed at exploiting a given opportunity and transforming it into a profitable venture.
One entrepreneur can come up with a business idea and turn it into an extremely successful company with the capacity to hire thousands of employees.
Just like one successful entrepreneur, one investor through their investment has the capacity to also hire thousands of people. Investors are business people who put their money into profitable ventures whether existing or new. In the process, investments lead to guaranteed existing jobs, new jobs, products, and services.
Savings refers to the money you put aside for a given period of time without spending it. This money after putting aside enough can be used by an entrepreneur as seed capital or by an investor to venture into profitable business opportunities or companies.
THE UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACH
The Shift System
What would you do if you had one apple and 5 children? Divide it up? Right? Into five pieces? Right? This is what the shift system is about. Dividing up each job into functional shifts to generate more job opportunities for the unemployed.
Imagine a government administrative job that pays $1000 to one employee who works from 7 am to 5 pm, 5 days a week every month.
What if we divided this job into 2 shifts? $500 per month to two employees instead of one. The job would still be done. Given the improved working conditions due to fewer working hours, no doubt productivity would double as well.
The number of shifts the job is divided into would depend on how sophisticated, classified, specialized, urgent, and important the job is.
With this approach, every government around the world can double or triple the total available jobs in their countries overnight, within 24 hours without further investments, policy change, protests, or regime change.
Is it unfair for the guy who had the one whole job?
Not at all. Working few-hour shifts avail free time to become an entrepreneur and an investor, hence creating multiple sources of income for yourself in the process and benefiting the general economy.