Affiliate marketing network Awin recently transitioned to a four-day schedule after months of experimenting with contracted work weeks.
The company did so with no decrease in salaries or service to clients, despite what misconceptions may say about this arrangement.
While this work arrangement is not new, the pandemic opened up more opportunities for companies to test out more modern work models.
According to COO Adam Ross, a four-day work week allows employees to have more time for their personal responsibilities and passions, while being more productive when working.
Not only does a four-day schedule benefit employees, but companies are also able to cut down on the overhead costs of operating a physical office.
Buffer, a social media marketing platform, has also recently moved to this arrangement after relaxing its productivity expectations over the past several months. The company operates with a Monday through Thursday schedule, adding Friday as part of the weekend.
“Our team is able to have the space to truly relax and recharge on the weekends and come to work refreshed on Mondays,” said Carolyn Kopprasch, head of special projects at Buffer.
Kopprasch said that employees have generally been happier and more productive with this model. The company has also been able to have a better understanding of which processes are most beneficial to operations.