We’re finally back to working in person and at a new office no less! It’s a cool, stimulating space rich with leading edge amenities and brimming with live plants to create an urban jungle kind of vibe, hence its name: The Wilderness. And it’s dog friendly! Woof.
Our Founder & CEO, Jill Woxland, has decided to implement a trial 4-day week. This progressive initiative aims for a continued approach to wellness, which provides a healthier work life balance, and as business innovator Andrew Barnes wrote in his book, The 4-Day Week, this structure suggests a “sustainable, profitable future in which we work less but are more productive, engaged, and satisfied.” Not to mention the 4-day week also addresses pressing societal issues.
We were one of the first to introduce flexible work hours, remote-work, and hybrid-work, even before March of 2020. This next move to implement a 4-day work week felt like a natural progression in our approach to work life balance.
Starting this week, we we’ll be working a 36-hour week, standard office hours 8-5:30 (CST), M-Th with Tuesday optional WFH. While our offices are closed Friday, we remain available if schedules become too tight and need to be extended – We expect this to be exception rather than the norm.
We’re early into our workplace trial, learning and adapting in real time. We’ve already experienced a few bumps that we’re expecting to smooth out down the road. Our progressive, new changes reflect our company values and support our team culture. As we said in Florida, “One team, one goal.” The entire team is excited to connect in person and thrive off each other’s knowledge and ideas.
We know this is a big topic of interest for workplaces and we plan to report back with our honest experience and learnings. Below are links to a few of the resources that influenced our decision if you’re considering similar changes or simply want to learn more. Keep an eye on our Instagram stories to see how we’re settling in, personalizing our spaces, and making the most of our lush, new space!