Plus less exposure to stress and possible traumatic situations,which during a dangerous battle are likely to happen.Plus the attention span and level of concentration seems to drop rapidly during the last hours of a normal working day,and during a time of crisis you want to have a shift which are completely focused on the task ahead.
There are people who work ten and twelve hour shifts, and do it well.
The difference between Picard and Jellico was that Picard is a peace time captain with the emphasis on exploration,discovery and negotiation you don't need four shifts for that.Jellico on the other hand is a captain experienced in war,combat and battle what Jellico wanted to achieve is find out whether the crew of Enterprise would be able to perform under these conditions and could perform their duties under extreme(and less than optimal)conditions,the conditions you would expect when Enterprise would have had to engage (several)Cardassian warships of which each could match the Enterprise(a situation where Jellico would find himself in the numerical disadvantage).
Jellico negotiated the Federation-Cardassian Armistice, there is no evidence that he had more battle experience than Picard.
Again, Jellico was making unnecessary changes because he's anal.
, just that leaders shouldn't be so rigid. If you make stupid, irrational decisions about how to run the ship, don't expect your crew to have much confidence in you.
And don't compare Jellico to Patton, Patton was confident, Jellico wasn't.
JELLICO: Power transfer levels need to be upgraded by twenty percent. The efficiency of your warp coils is also unsatisfactory.
LAFORGE: Coil efficiency is well within specifications, Captain.
JELLICO: I'm not interested in the specs, Geordi. The efficiency needs to be raised by at least fifteen percent.
LAFORGE: Fifteen percent. (Whiny, Should be working it out)
DATA: That is an attainable goal, but it will require realigning the warp coil and taking the secondary distribution grid offline. (not whiny, worked it out)
JELLICO: Very good, Data. That's exactly what I want you to do.
LAFORGE: If we take this grid offline, we're going to have to shut down exobiology, the astrophysics lab and geological research. (Lazy, excuses excuses)
JELLICO: We're not on a research mission. Get it done in two days.
DATA: I believe that is also an attainable goal. If we utilise the entire Engineering department, there should be sufficient manpower available to complete the task. (Not lazy, worked it out)
LAFORGE: Sure, if everybody works around the clock for the next two days. (Sulky, Lazy and Whiny, he knows it is possible, no reason to say anything here)
JELLICO: Then you'd better get to it, Geordi. It looks like you have some work to do. Data.
Was Geordi just lying?
Well considering he could take time out to whine to Riker and try to get Picard involved I'd have to say yes. But then there's also the conversation where they establish it can be done but is going to take work. Lying and whining instead of just getting it done.
First Geordi's crew was expected to work around the clock for unnecessary changes
That's just something you made up to justify Jellico's anal behavior.
No. Lol. Jellico was a captain. Riker was only a Commander. What would Jellico be jealous of? He's of higher rank.