compressed working week

compressed working week

A work arrangement in the UK which allows employees to work their contracted hours over a shortened working week, by extending the hours they work per shift.
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In an attempt to alleviate this, management in consultation with employees and unions implemented a compressed working week model--a significant change from the industry standard of the six-day working week.
Flexible work arrangements such as flexi time, job sharing, work sharing, home working, term time, variable working hours, annualized hours, compressed working week, part time work, teleworking and voluntary reduced hours have been widely practiced in developed countries for several decades.
Flexible working could mean staggered start and finish times, a compressed working week, part-time employment or extended holiday time in return for reduced wages.
The concept of a compressed working week meets both aims.
The survey showed that only 13 per cent of companies offer a compressed working week, while three times as many young managers (39 per cent) would prefer to work that way.
Sneakers Childcare, based in Studley, is fully committed to flexible working practices which unusually in the childcare sector extend to a compressed working week and time off in lieu of training.
Granted, there are options such as career breaks, job sharing and voluntary reduced work-time but there are also compressed working weeks, staggered hours, flexitime and annualised hours.
New ways of working - 39 per cent want flexible working initiatives like compressed working weeks but less than six per cent believe that these will ever happen.
While nearly four in 10 wanted flexible working initiatives, for example compressed working weeks, fewer than 6% believed this would ever happen.
Nearly a quarter (24%) want flexible working initiatives like compressed working weeks, but just 5% believe that this will ever happen
Key findings were: 17% of Welsh managers work an extra 14 hours more than they're paid for, effectively equating to a seven day week, and more than half feel that they are overloaded with work; 51% admit to missing family commitments because of work pressure; n nearly a third think their organisation has an Welsh``authoritarian'' culture with 22% feeling exploited; managers appear happy to work long and hard if they are given a sense of achievement in their work but just 3% see pay as the main motivator compared to a UK average of 12%; a quarter want flexible working initiatives like compressed working weeks but only one in 20 believes that will happen.
Compressed working weeks are an option for some employees, where they opt for a 4/10 schedule, working four 10-hour days with the fifth day off.