With the work-play ratio consistently uneven, too many of us find ourselves living only for the weekend. But in modern times, the 9-5 seems increasingly obsolete - and now Salesforce have confirmed it.
It seems a lot of people have had some strong reactions to the company's announcement...
Flexible working is the future.
Good news for those still stuck in the rut of the 5-day working week!
Why the change?
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that working more flexibly will be mentally and physically more beneficial to employees.
Studies have shown vast improvements from a flexible schedule.
A trial in New Zealand found a twenty percent increase in productivity and a decrease in stress levels among the employees of a finance company after switching to a four-day working week.
Tell your boss, the stats don't lie...
And the same amount of work still gets completed!
The peak in productivity meant that staff were still able to get 5 days worth of work done in just 4. This is all looking very promising...
And if the past year has taught us anything ...
It's that the work from home life is manageable for many of us.
We've all seen a huge change in our work life.
Thanks to, you know, the pandemic ...
And it's led many bosses to one conclusion.
There is a better way than working 9-5 in an office!
This could be the start of something huge...Portcullis is one of the first companies in the UK to implement these working hours, and it doesn't look like they'll be the last.
And employees are happier than ever!
Many on the internet are excited, too.
"As we enter a new year, we must continue to go forward with agility, creativity and a beginner's mind — and that includes how we cultivate our culture."
"An immersive workspace is no longer limited to a desk in our Towers; the 9-to-5 workday is dead; and the employee experience is about more than ping-pong tables and snacks."
"In our always-on, always-connected world, it no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift and do their jobs successfully."
"Whether you have a global team to manage across time zones, a project-based role that is busier or slower depending on the season, or simply have to balance personal and professional obligations throughout the day, workers need flexibility to be successful."
Do you think flexibility is better?