Since June 21, the days are getting shorter and the nights are growing longer. There is no way around it, we will fall back into the dark hours of Winter. Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November each year, forcing millions of Americans to change their clocks back at 2am local time. This year, Daylight Savings Time falls on November 3.
Work at Hand
As the daylight hours disappear, day trippers look forward to gaining back an hour of sunlight when they turn their clocks back as part of daylight savings. That is of course, unless you are a facilities manager. Daylight Saving Time can quickly become a time travesty, as maintenance teams struggle to turn back the hands of time by hand on Monday morning.
Falling back often means falling behind on other projects while facility clocks are manually reset one by one. And the more clocks you have, the worse the woes. A single clock can take up to 10 minutes to reset by the time you climb a ladder, remove the clock from the wall, and maneuver the hands. Multiply by 10, 15 or 100 clocks and you are looking at a whole lot of payroll hours invested into changing the hour.
Sacking the Schedule
Besides throwing a wrench into the clock cogs, Daylight Saving Time hurls havoc on employee punctuality, meeting schedules, production schedules and shipping schedules. Being an hour off schedule can negatively impact productivity and overall operations.
Skip the DST woes and return to business as usual on Monday morning. Synchronized clocks feature automatic daylight saving time, so you don’t have to lift a finger.