“I end up riding a little more intense, but on an ‘off’ day. [quando folgo] Joao Alves, who has been working at this company since 2017, told the agency: “I make the most of my day, I am with my family, I take my daughter to and from school, and I can do more sports than I used to before.” Losa.
The worker, as one of those responsible for the marketing team of the company based in Torres Vedras, in the Lisbon region, has no doubt that the management of the four days “went very well”, as all the workers are “lined up” in the same sense. .
Sofia Almeida, who has been working at the company since 2021, also feels “more motivated, even though the four days were more intense.”
“I’ve always been used to working five days a week and having a day off on the weekend allows me to do what I used to leave until the weekend, like go to appointments, go to the hairdresser, get nails done, or do homework.”, and I can I enjoy the weekend more to be with family and friends,” explains the employee to Lusa.
During the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory remote working, the company ended up closing its facilities in Lisbon.
As the pandemic ended, the return to the workplace created resistance among workers and led to “the biggest departures ever,” says Sofía Patrão Alves, head of human resources.
Therefore, technology had to meet the desires of workers and innovate the four-day work model, shortening working hours from 40 to 36 hours per week, concentrating them from Monday to Thursday and giving Friday off.
Teams required to work Monday through Friday have a rotating schedule of days off.
“Regardless of whether we work an extra hour a day, because we work remotely, the travel time for that hour is reduced,” says Sofía Patrão Alves.
For the company, Balance ‘very positive’.
“Our goals of stopping employee turnover, increasing attractiveness, as well as increasing the satisfaction of our employees have been achieved,” confirms the person in charge.
In the first year of implementing the four-day-a-week model, now announced, the technology concluded that… 90% of the company’s workers are satisfied with the model, with the majority (78%) saying they would need a pay increase of at least 30% to consider returning to a five-day work week..
Annual turnover fell by 43% in a sector characterized by “intense competition for talent.”
Regarding attendance, absenteeism decreased by approximately 50% compared to the previous year for the four-day week, and hourly productivity remained stable.
on 80% of managers consider that teams “are as productive as they were before implementing the new model.
Stress, fatigue and anxiety levels decreased by 21%, with 45% of workers reporting that they got more physical exercise and improved sleep quality due to the four-day work week.
According to Barometer data, 98% of employees believe they have a good “work-life balance” (work-life balance) and 89% say they spend more time with family and friends due to the new work model.
Only 12% of workers changed their place of residence due to remote work, and contrary to expectations, only 38% moved outside major cities.
The company was founded in 2013 and is present in 24 markets. The Group owns the 360imprimir.pt brand, recognized in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking markets, and the BIZAY brand, used in other markets.
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