Regulation agency’s four-day workweek elevated morale and productiveness, managing companion says
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Regulation agency’s four-day workweek elevated morale…
By Debra Cassens Weiss
November eight, 2019, 12:58 pm CST
A private harm regulation agency in Orlando, Florida, has adopted a four-day workweek to offer workers an additional day to run errands, attend to non-public issues and spend time with household.
The Benenati Regulation Agency adopted the four-day week initially of the yr, the American Lawyer studies.
All 5 legal professionals on the agency, in addition to 14 out of its 19 staffers, opted for the four-day week. These on the four-day schedule nonetheless put in a full 40 hours every week, working eight a.m. to six p.m. Monday by way of Thursday.
One of many 5 legal professionals has to work every Friday, on a rotating foundation, to cowl consultations or incoming work.
Managing companion Walter Benenati tells the American Lawyer the choice to go to a four-day week was among the finest selections of his life. Now he spends Fridays together with his household. “I spotted it’s so necessary to have the ability to decide up your child and see your spouse on Friday,” Benenati stated.
It’s additionally benefiting the workplace as a result of each morale and productiveness have risen.
Consultants inform the American Lawyer that a shortened workweek can scale back the stigma related to taking time without work. When everybody works the identical diminished schedule, there isn’t any hazard of being seen as much less dedicated.
Nonetheless, nobody expects the authorized trade to embrace four-day workweeks, in accordance with the article. “Regulation companies aren’t going to be trailblazers,” stated Nathan Peart, a marketing consultant at Main, Lindsey & Africa.