Instead of extending the working hours of your development team, find out what tasks are time-consuming. It can be something as simple as answering emails or giving status updates. Then, find ways to reduce or eliminate redundant tasks. Some simple ways to do this include:
- Implement effective meeting management practices in place.
- Make sure that every meeting has an agenda and an action plan.
- Limit the use of email to essential matters only. For instant communication, you can use instant messaging apps such as Slack or Skype.
- Rather than having elaborate meetings at the end of the week, implement standup meetings once a day. It has even been proven that standing actually reduces the overall meeting time by at least 25%.