This is a great article written by Jane Sunley, Founder of Purple Cubed who also founded Best Workplaces in Travel with Gail Kenny. It talks about the pro's and cons and different options available to travel companies. We too await the outcomes of the UK trial, but in the meantime, there’s every reason to start thinking about how to make your workplace more flexible - great for employee engagement and of course retention. We have, after all, been 9-5, 5 days a week since the industrial revolution. Surely we need to have more of a work/life balance. Its good for tackling wellness. The bold and brave travel companies who participate in this pilot will certainly differentiate themselves.
The four-day working week: options, considerations and tips Just as the travel industry has been plunged back onto its feet and is wrestling with endless requests for home working, the UK four-day week trial pops up to provide further food for thought. With 67% of the working population currently enjoying some form of flexible working, travel is, in the main, ideally placed to provide this – with the right attitude, a bit of organisation and the right tools to manage it all. People await the outcomes of the UK trial with bated breath. The Icelandic trial almost a year ago was a resounding success.