Company introduces 'no work Wednesday' that leaves staff working for only 4 days

Company introduces 'no work Wednesday' that leaves staff working for only 4 days

- Employees at Versa Agency in Melbourne, Australia, do not go to work on Wednesdays since the tech company declared every Wednesday as work-free day

- The company says staff are happy and the company is three times more profitable due to the unconventional work-week

- The chief executive of the company, Kathryn Blackham, says the company received some backlash from within the industry and a lot of praise for the initiative

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Employees at an Australian tech company skip work on Wednesdays and only work four days a week since the chief executive, Kathryn Blackham, declared every Wednesday as a work-free day.

The Melbourne-based app developer, Versa Agency, has won a number of international awards due to the unconventional work-week, Daily Mail reports.

YEN.com.gh reports that Blackham claimed that the company has been increasing in terms of profit and productivity since the decision was taken.

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Company introduces 'no work Wednesday' that leaves employee working for 4 only days

Kathryn Blackham. Photo credit: Daily Mail
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According to the chief executive, staff are happy and the company is three times more profitable.

She said: "I know a lot of workplaces have kind of those Monday morning 'feels', where there's a bit of a vibe in the office, people are bantering back and forward. And in the end you get that kind-of 'Hump Day', which is a little bit harder to do.

"By the time we get to Thursday it's like a Monday again. You get a new feeling of enthusiasm and cracking on with work, collaboration."

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Blackham said it is not true that working fewer hours make people lazy, adding that Versa Agency received some backlash from within the industry and a lot of praise for its unconventional work-week.

She added: "All of the factors that you would have thought would have gone down because we're working 20 per cent less — in theory, we're working one day less, although we are doing longer days on the other days — actually we've seen them increase dramatically."

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In other exciting news regarding jobs and workers, Darrell Hall, an inmate serving a life sentence for having in his possession a minimal amount of prohibited substance which he planned to distribute has been offered a job by Tyler Perry, the founder of Tyler Perry Studios.

Hall, who was convicted in 1991 at a time Georgia law required a life sentence for drug offences, was released from prison in December 2019.

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