I came across this story from Savannah – an accounting firm who has decided it makes business sense to shorten the working week. And they are a firm who serves clients! Said the managing director:
“We have always said that our people are our most valuable asset. We believe that by creating a better work/life balance our team members will feel more valued and at the same time be able to create more value to our customers. Our industry is realizing that many professionals, because of the lack of balance between work and home, are leaving public accounting firms. We believe there is a better option.”
It’s great to see a senior executive acting as if “people are our most valuable asset” actually means something.