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13 Apr 20211 minute read

Construction firm moves to four day week

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Construction firm moves to four day week

Edinburgh-based construction firm Orocco will become one of the first to implement a four-day working week for all its staff.

The move will see the 42-strong workforce get Fridays off to improve their work/life balance.

The change will see all employees working compressed full-time hours Monday to Thursday. For clients there will be no reduction in the total number of hours spent on projects each week.

Orocco hope the move will increase productivity, as well as improving staff happiness and reducing stress.

Managing director Mark Ivinson said to Construction Enquirer: "When we spoke to staff after the recent changes that the Covid-19 pandemic had brought to our working lives, it became clear that people enjoyed having that extra time at home, either to catch up on home projects or to spend more time with loved ones.

"We listened and wanted to make a permanent change to how we work."

Joint managing director Jonny Blurton added: "We hope that this pioneering move by Orocco will lead the way for change within the construction industry."

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