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Emma Hart

Communications Manager | Resolution Design

  • April 5, 2023
  • 5 minute read time

The trials are over, the results are in and according to a survey conducted by recruitment firm Hays last week, many employers are happy to consider a four-day working week. Just as long as those days are worked exclusively from the office. 

Well, we’ve got news for you. Here at Resolution Design, we are going to be moving to a four (and a half) day week, AND still offer our hybrid working model for all employees. 

After the Easter weekend, staff will be able to enjoy their Friday afternoons as they please. Switch off those screens, we have worked hard all week and it’s time to enjoy some ME time. 

Why “and a half”? 

We are a digital marketing agency and manage websites and strategies for multiple companies. Our clients need to know that they can contact us should they need to. However, after digging into the detail we have noticed that many of our clients can tend to be offline on a Friday afternoon. We’re still here for them, but let’s wrap up talking shop in the morning. 

Well-being but also well-doing 

Increase productivity, encourage a healthy work/life balance and support employee’s well-being. The list goes on why the four-day week is a good idea for organisations. We don’t stop there either. We are flexible with where our staff can work, and found that with a creative team they often need a creative space to work in. This isn’t always the office. 

The gift of time 

We’ve all been guilty of saying that the weekend goes in a blink of an eye, but now with the new hours we are proposing, our employees can fit in that fitness class, squeeze in some shopping or simply relax with a good book. With Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday now considered the busiest days of the week, time off on a Friday can be enjoyed guilt-free. 

Here is what our team said they would be doing with their early Friday finish. 

Any opportunity to do more “life admin” will be very welcome. Nicely followed by popping over to a nearby riverside pub for a pint or two now the evening’s are lighter on a Friday evening is going to be bliss too.” Rowena, Studio Manager 

“Knowing I’ve got that extra time to go and do something I want to do for me. Weekends have become hectic, so it will be good to press pause and enjoy the Friday feeling.” Rebecca, Creative Director 

“I’ll be getting on my bike and taking full advantage of the extra time to do more exercise outside. Being at a screen all week can take its toll, so I appreciate the new initiative the company is introducing.” Joel, Web Developer 

We’ll let you know how we get on.

Let’s get the

ball rolling…