August 31, 2015

When do We Change Clocks in 2016, 2017, 2018?

Did you know that your team members in India change their working hours to adapt to the time change? That is because India does not observe the time change. If we look exclusively at Indian Standard Time (IST) compared to Eastern Standard Time (EST), when we are in Daylight Saving Time (DST), between March and November, Indian team members working within the U.S.A. EST time zone business hours would come into the office 6:30pm to 3:30am local time IST. When DST ends, and standard time is observed between November and March, Indian teams working in EST business hours would come to the office between 7:30pm and 4:30am local time IST. I have calculated a 9 hour shift to allow for a one hour lunch break. 

The chart below provides information on the time change for the USA and Canada. 

YearDST Start (Clock forward)DST End (Clock backward)
YearDST Start (Clock forward)DST End (Clock backward)
2016Sunday, March 13, 2:00 AMSunday, November 6, 2:00 AM
2017Sunday, March 12, 2:00 AMSunday, November 5, 2:00 AM
2018Sunday, March 11, 2:00 AMSunday, November 4, 2:00 AM

The below chart provides information on spring ahead and fall back for Australia.
YearDST End (Clock backward)DST Start (Clock forward)
YearDST End (Clock backward)DST Start (Clock forward)
2016Sunday, April 3, 3:00 AMSunday, October 2, 2:00 AM
2017Sunday, April 2, 3:00 AMSunday, October 1, 2:00 AM
2018Sunday, April 1, 3:00 AMSunday, October 7, 2:00 AM

The chart below guides you on daylight saving time changes for the U.K.
YearDST Start (Clock forward)DST End (Clock backward)
YearDST Start (Clock forward)DST End (Clock backward)
2016Sunday, March 27, 1:00 AMSunday, October 30, 2:00 AM
2017Sunday, March 26, 1:00 AMSunday, October 29, 2:00 AM
2018Sunday, March 25, 1:00 AMSunday, October 28, 2:00 AM

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All posts on Authentic Journeys about Daylight Saving Time (DST): 
Spring Ahead & Fall Back: What is Daylight Saving Time?
Coordinating Meetings at end of Daylight Savings Time
Turn Back Time - November Marks the End of Daylight Saving Time
Video Tutorials: What is Daylight Saving Time (DST) 
What Do You Do When Time Changes? - On Time Tuesdays
How DST Impacts Indian Offshore Teams
Which States Want to Ban Daylight Saving Time? - On Time Tuesdays 
  
Photo credit: http://sleepy-bug.com/baby-sleep-and-the-end-of-day-light-savings-time/

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