A distillery company SCOTTISH that introduced a four-day workweek says the move has given its employees more flexibility and freedom.
The founders of the Isle of Barra Distillers decided to start a four-day work week to give their tight-knit team more time to spend with loved ones, enjoy hobbies and complete household chores. necessary.
The company has adjusted its operations to accommodate a shorter workweek, which means orders will no longer be dispatched on Fridays.
The move to later One number of Scottish companies announcing they are moving to a four-day week in an effort to improve efficiency and attract the best talent.
Distillery director Debbie MacMillan said employees jumped at the chance to work four days a week.
She said: “We are in the second week of a four-day cycle and that has benefited employees, who have been able to travel to the mainland on their three-day holiday.
“We found this change to be really motivating for the team. Despite the longer working hours, you have more flexibility and freedom.
“When you work a five-day week, you only have two short days to organize everything. An extra day off means you can completely relax and unwind from work.
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“The pandemic has really opened people’s eyes to the importance of health and well-being and the importance of having that healthy balance.”
Isle of Barra Distillers founders Michael and Katie Morrison added: “We took a moment to think about the pros and cons and have had discussions with staff to ensure that the change is in place. This change will benefit everyone.
“Our employees agree that they want to work a little more hours to work fewer days.
“The four-day workweek will give employees more free time outside of work without a pay cut.
“They all look forward to a change in their work week because of a number of advantages such as cutting child care costs, less commute and simply more time to spend with loved ones. .
“We are very flexible, so if at any time the circumstances of the team change, we will of course try to make the times work as best as we can.”
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