Four-day working week to be introduced at Synergy Vision

Healthcare Communications

Healthcare Comms firm Synergy Vision is to launch the four-day working week in December 2018 for a six month trial period, seeing its staff work 36 hours as opposed to 40 hours with no changes to salary or holiday allowance. Employees’ happiness and satisfaction will be assessed during the trial to understand the impact of the new initiative on work/life balance.

CEO Ffyona Dawber, said: “Synergy Vision’s ethos is founded on developing happy teams that we can respect and trust. This promotes excellence and stability in the workforce and helps us to deliver the difference for our clients. We have the vision, critical mass and determination to make a four-day week work and improve our employees’ work-life balance. Importantly, we think clients will benefit too, with longer working days increasing the time that teams are available. Individuals will have greater focus and productivity because their life admin and leisure time can be planned into their fifth, free weekday. When Henry Ford reduced the working week from six to five days because of improved productivity due to automation, everyone thought he was mad. Now, parallels in efficiencies afforded to us by technology mean it is time for a quantum leap in our industry. Happy, fulfilled teams do better work. It’s a win-win situation and we hope to set standards that the rest of the industry will want to follow.”

“Healthcare Comms firm Synergy Vision is to launch the four-day working week in December 2018 for a six month trial period. “

Synergy Vision’s principal writer, Alex Kroll, said: “I’ve always valued the way that Synergy Vision works to help us prioritise a positive work-life balance; in real terms, not just paying the concept lip-service. The four-day week initiative is a further, very real step-up and I’m excited to see how it will benefit everyone in the team.”

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