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Posted on 9th May 2022 at 16:22
Lucy has decided to work 5 short days, Cynthia has opted for a split week. Bob and Emma are cool because they already work a short week, Sarah has decided long weekends are the way to go. Provided the right kind of human is always available for our customers, workdays are the same each week and none of us work more than 9 hours a day, it's up to individuals to decide when they want to work. Our part time staff will also have a pay increase, without any changes to their working schedule.
Is there a catch? No. We've just adapted, because we believe that staff wellbeing and high morale equals innovation, engagement, and productivity.
We understand that not every industry would be able to adopt these changes. Many can start by setting a clear boundary between personal and professional life to increase wellbeing, reduce stress and increase productivity.
Research suggests that sickness absence costs UK businesses billions of pounds every year and a significant proportion of sick days are a direct result of overwork, stress and poor mental health. In fact, studies show that stress is the leading cause of long-term sickness absence. The benefits of a 4-day work week, speaks for itself with 63% of businesses finding it easier to attract and retain talent and 78% of employees feeling happier and less stressed. Measures put in place to ensure success would involve either regular meetings with staff or a wellbeing survey. Communication will be key to ensure no one feels left behind or that the work is too much for them to complete in less time.
We could go on and on about all the benefits a reduced work week can bring. But don’t take our word for it... here is a link to an amazing TED talk that covers this topic.
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