Pierre Lindmark, CEO of Frog Capital portfolio company Winningtemp shares his thoughts on why it is critical for business leaders to listen to their workforce before implementing changes within their organisation.
In the UK, thousands of workers from across 70 firms are taking part in a trial, to test the benefits of a four-day working week. The trial comes after it was found that job ads for the four-day week have surged. Popular job board website, CV Library found that there was an increase of 90% of companies that were posting a job ad with a four-day week, with the same pay as a five-day week, year on year.
When asked about the idea of more companies moving towards a four-day working week, Pierre spoke about how this change might not be the right one for everyone and business leaders need to consider the negative impact this change could have on the workforce.
Pierre stated, “Before implementing any change to working practices like the four-day working week, organisations must consult employees and take their views on board… Big changes like this one aren’t for everyone”.
When going into more detail, Pierre spoke about how this can create a more stressful working environment and the workforce would still be expected to do the same amount of work but in less time, which could lead to people having to finish their work during their time off.
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