Summer Hours Are Back
What would you do if you had an extra day off a week? How would you spend that time?
With the sun out in full force, we’re thinking about how we might spend our Fridays off this summer.
The return of Summer Hours will see us switching up our working week from Monday-Friday to Monday-Thursday once again.
Our entire team will have Fridays off for six weeks over summer to spend however they please. Whether that’s catching up with friends, spending time with family, exploring something new, or soaking up the sun in the local park… Summer Hours gives everyone an extra day off to enjoy.
For the rest of the week it’ll be business as usual. You won’t find us working round-the-clock Monday to Thursday, trying to cram in 40-odd hours. So when we say 4-day week, we really mean it.
We’ll manage our workflow Monday to Thursday as we would normally. Salaries remain the same and there’s no reduction in holiday allowance. Simply put, there’s no catch.
We trialled Summer Hours for the first time last year. Coming off the back of multiple lockdowns and disruptions, it felt like an opportune time to reset the work/life balance of our team.
We’ve always championed a flexible way of working, having successfully operated a hybrid studio and flexible hours for some time. There’s plenty of evidence that happier people are more creative, and the success of last year’s Summer Hours is testament to this.
Mental health and wellbeing improved across the board. People felt more refreshed after a long weekend and happier returning to the office on a Monday morning. Importantly as a business, we experienced no dip in output and there was a noticeable uplift in productivity.
With longer days and sunnier skies, we’re thinking about how we might spend our upcoming Fridays off. How would you spend yours?
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Words By Nathalie
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