At Apex, we believe in challenging the status quo when it comes to new ways of working.
As a team, we have been discussing the importance of providing the best environment for people to do their best work. It is important that as a business, we live our values. As a truly people-centred organisation, we want to ensure we are walking the talk when it comes to people and their wellbeing.
We have asked some fundamental questions, including ‘who says full time work must be 40 hours per week over Monday to Friday’?
By thinking in new and different ways, we’ve decided that full time work can actually be redefined to four days per week not five.
We have been inspired by, and learnt from stories of other companies who have been brave and challenged assumptions of what full time work means. In particular, we have been struck by how this change has benefitted culture, morale and productivity.
One such company is #portcullis legal, they have inspired us to follow their example and transition to a four day working week. Thank you to Trevor Worth and the team for being so willing to share their experiences and learning with so many other companies.
At Apex, we already have in place unlimited leave and ‘no set working hours’ as established practices within the team. Our model is based on a high trust approach and genuine value and care for people. Moving to a 4 day week seemed like the next logical step for us. We believe this will enhance our own lives, as well as the quality of services we provide for our valued clients. So from January 2020, we have decided that at Apex, full time work for us means 4 days per week not 5. As a team, we all have aspirations in life and more flexibility allows us to spend more time on the things that are important to us. With some forward planning we have been able to plan our work across the team so that we cover the whole week and provide continuous support for our clients so they will not be impacted. It’s a positive step forward and the whole team are looking forward to embracing this.