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Thousands join four-day week trial

Many of you will have read in today's newspapers that British workers will take part in a four-day week trial in what is thought to be the world's biggest pilot scheme.

'The Times' newspaper reports that more than 3,000 employees at 60 companies will take part in the scheme, which will examine the impact of shorter working weeks on conditions and productivity.

The aim of the trial is to allow employees to work full-time for four days rather than five, and with no loss of pay.

We have discussed four-day weeks several times on the Hub, and it is a... (More)

Julie Goddard
Owner @ The Success Architect
Voted for Attachment to the people

Alan, this is a really interesting question. Originally I chose assurance of the working environment and then thought actually it's always about the people. My MSc thesis found that however strong a leader was her effect was mediated by the perception of how fairly employees felt they were treated (organisational justice).  I think your question illustrates how hard it is for leaders to prioritise complex issues when everything is important. Thanks for the post 

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What do we want? Freedom, Flexibility, Autonomy

According to a recent survey of 4,510 office workers from several countries by Ivanti and reported by Inc.Com*, workers have new priorities in the remote and hybrid era – and promotion is not one of them.

70% of respondents indicated they would reject promotion in favour of having more control over when, how, and where they work, and 24 percent said they would leave the job rather than be forced to return to the office full-time.

Reasons for these new priorities include time savings due to less commuting (48 percent), better work-life balance (43 percent), flexible work schedule (43 percent),... (More)

Voted for Alignment to the organisation's cause

Hard to choose just one, but if you engage employees to the organisational cause and include them in the journey, the rest will follow.