The last ten years or so have seen dramatic change for many industries and organizations.
Millenials want better and more flexible working environments. Competition is high for those who are digital whizzes.
And many bosses, where they can, are realizing that ‘work from home’ setups actually work, and are often more efficient when it comes to employee satisfaction and the amount of work that gets done during an average work day.
Treehouse, an online education company that teaches people about technology, even instituted a four day work week! They pay their staff the same as a five day week, and they don’t “force” them to work 10 hours per day to make up for the day lost – BUT they still have set goals and everyone works their butts off to be sure those goals and weekly work assignments get done in four days instead five.
As mentioned in the article, their CEO believes his company benefits from better output and morale. “The quality of the work, I believe, is higher,” he said. “Thirty-two hours of higher quality work is better than 40 hours of lower quality work.” [Read more...]