We can assume that working in a week is beneficial to the economy and to the individuals involved. However, this is from a 5 or 6 day workweek. And a company, Perpetual Guardian, decided to try something completely new and unheard of.
I don’t know if this is revolutionary or just trying to test the economy. Normally and ideally, the company needs to maximize profits by making everyone work five or six days.
I have no idea how it’ll work out in the long run for the company because that’ll create an atmosphere of laziness and bone-idleness. Despite these facts and unforeseen consequences, Andrew Barnes, founder of Perpetual Guardian, is willing to take the risk.
And risk there is. Shortening the working days yet paying them a proper 5 or 6 day salary isn’t or doesn’t sound like it’ll work out right. He gave them, as he says, one month to prepare for the things that needed to be done and, apparently, it’s worked out well.
But, like all businesses, there has to be a method to their madness. Because the owner gave the supervisors full control of what to do for the next four days each week, the employees actually performed as much work as they would normally have if they worked for 5 days.
That’s something remarkable and commendable. If this makes it through to the corporate big rigs in ‘Merica, Canada, Europe and everywhere else, this could literally be a breakthrough.
The New Zealand-based company isn’t stopping there either. Since several high ranking universities and authorities have done studies on this particular work scheme, they say that there’s promise that it’ll go on to other parts of the world.
Slowly at first but as more countries accept the new work method, the more other nations will allow this to happen.
Let’s see what happens.
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