In the classic film Chariots of Fire, Eric Lidell says “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”

Too many people dread waking up and heading to work on Monday morning. At MatchPace, we believe work is more than a way to pay the bills - it also gives purpose and meaning to our lives and provides a way to contribute to building a better, healthier society. 

Most of us spend thousands of hours at work each year, making our contribution in the marketplace. We can think of these hours as the daily grind, glancing at the clock and counting the days until the weekend. Or, we can view our working hours as a way to contribute to improving the world around us: using ethical business practices, managing well, providing goods and services that improve lives, stewarding our planet’s resources well, furthering justice, and providing for our families and communities. Often, furthering the ability of employees and employers alike to contribute in this way means moving beyond the 9-5 and rethinking the pace at which we work, all while maintaining the highest levels of productivity, quality, and effectiveness.

Work can have purpose, and not be a drag. 

It takes courage to rethink the traditional workday. While the idea of giving your employees a shorter or more flexible work day may make you break into a cold sweat, in our increasingly knowledge-based economy, the 40-plus hour work week just doesn’t suit the type of work we do or how we do it. Our brains are not machines, and we experience diminishing return on our efforts the longer our workday stretches. We also have the benefit of technology and the productivity tools that cut down the time it takes for employees to accomplish their tasks effectively.

Talented, well trained and high-quality employees understand this and are looking for opportunities that maximize their skills and abilities instead of chaining them to a desk or phone for a set number of hours each day.  For employers, and employees - pace matters.

How do employers and employees benefit from a restructured work day? Greater focus at work leads to higher productivity, using the tools at our fingertips improves efficiency and eliminates wasted time, tasks get accomplished more quickly, and talented employees are incentivized by what matters most to them: their time.

So whether you’re a CEO, hiring manager, or employee burnt out on the 9-5 grind, MatchPace is here to help you find the right match for YOUR pace - keeping the most talented employees engaged in the marketplace while allowing them to thrive in all areas of their lives.

Want to learn more about our process? Click here if you’re an organization looking for more info, or here if you’re interested in finding a job that matches your pace. You can also email us at elizabeth@matchpace.com. Let’s start a conversation today about maximizing productivity and satisfaction at work!