I have been involved in many discussions recently with firms looking to improve work/life balance and staff productivity by introducing new practices.
From businesses allowing staff to take as much holiday as they want to reducing the working day these new practices are going to be a real part of business culture moving forward.
It is time to review the way that things have always been done and look at the methods of the future. To attract, retain and motivate staff you will now have to think outside of the box whether you are a professional practice or a tech start up!
A six-hour working day has been introduced by a Glasgow-based firm for the first time in Scotland. Digital marketing company Senshi will allow staff to work from 9.30am to 3.30pm instead of the traditional 9 to 5 in a bid to promote staff wellbeing and efficiency. "I think people are too stressed these days and the average working day is far too long." Chris Torres, founder of Senshi Founder Chris Torres made the move after being inspired by developments in Sweden where many firms moved to the six-hour model last year. Higher profits and productivity are said to have followed.