The issue of the 4-day workweek is being raised in more and more places. The Magyar Telekom Group is now joining the queue: during a trial period, 4 groups will switch to the 4-day workweek between July and October.
The 4-day workweek has been much talked about in recent years. The idea is that employees work 4 days instead of 5. However, your pay is not reduced.
In Hungary, Magyar Telekom is the first company in the corporate sector to launch a 4-day workweek project.
They will also launch a representative national survey. The aim is to find out what employers and employees in the country think about the innovative solution.
In the US and Belgium, several companies have already restructured their operations, Telex.hu reports. In the UK, the world’s largest similar experiment is now underway, with 70 companies taking part.
Organisations abroad that have introduced the 4-day workweek have reported a better work-life balance and less sick leave. In addition, workers have higher productivity, 444.hu reports.
Magyar Telekom is testing the new solution with 4 teams between July and October.
A 4-day workweek is introduced in both support and customer-facing areas, among others. “Experimentation is our core value, we proactively and boldly try new things that we believe can improve our operations and enhance the development and quality of life of our colleagues. With work-life balance and efficient, goal-oriented working in mind, we decided to launch a trial period until the end of October with four teams to see how the 4-day working pattern works.
At the same time, we are also preparing a comprehensive research study to initiate a dialogue with labour market stakeholders on the issue,”
said Zsuzsanna Friedl, Chief People Officer, on the background of the project.
The main objective of the 4-month test period is to gather information.
Source: 444.hu, telex.hu