A four-day work week and hybrid choices are among the many high calls for for the fashionable workplace employee, in response to new analysis.
A survey performed by enterprise messaging software program supplier Slack discovered that 86% of UK workplace employees would somewhat work extra hours in a day over a four-day work week.
A rising variety of corporations searching for to revamp working cultures have been exploring the viability of a shortened work week. Amongst them is UK fintech Atom Financial institution, which switched to a four-day work week with out lowering salaries final 12 months.
Dozens of different corporations within the nation have additionally been trialling the modified working calendar, with outcomes suggesting boosts in productiveness and staff reporting a greater work-life steadiness.
Slack’s survey additionally discovered that almost all of UK workplace employees favour the hybrid mannequin of labor over being in an workplace full-time. The research discovered that 66% stated they’d search for a brand new job if no type of hybrid or distant work was supplied.
The UK was named a pacesetter in hybrid work by recruitment agency Hays, which discovered that 91% of UK tech corporations supplied hybrid working alternatives.
Past hybrid work merely being a desire, Slack’s research additionally discovered that 70% of UK workplace employees believed that hybrid work has eased the difficulties related to the cost-of-living disaster, as a consequence of much less cash being spent on transport and meals.
“The best way we work has modified, and we’re by no means going again. That’s why all companies ought to be introducing and prioritising a digital HQ,” stated Chris Mills, head of buyer success, EMEA, Slack.
“Corporations that embrace a digital HQ and create an surroundings the place tradition can thrive for all staff are greatest positioned to retain expertise and thrive in 2022 and past.”
Additionally growing in recognition for contemporary workers is asynchronous work, an method the place skilled communication doesn’t must occur instantly. Based on Slack’s analysis, 69% stated that asynchronous work helped give them time to excellent their concepts and communication.