According to the Financial Times, trials of a 5-hour work days were so successful that Australian company Collins SBA has rolled them out to all the staff. The result has been a more productive workforce, albeit changing the 1-hour meetings to a 10-minute huddle may also have played a role in keeping everyone awake.
At the start of last year, the 30-odd staff at his firm, Collins SBA, began a trial of a five-hour day, with no cut in their pay. They had to start between 8am and 9am and get their work done by 1pm or 2pm. After that, most were free to hit the golf course, play with their children or whatever else they felt like. The reception desk stayed open all day and urgent client needs were met.
Despite fears the move could blow up the business, it has worked so well to date that there are no plans to end it, says Claudia Parsons, the firm’s operations director.
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