A four-day workweek seems like a utopian concept for most of us in the corporate setup. But more and more companies are coming in support of it and are realizing its potential. The company announced recently that it is willing to give its workers the option of a 4-day workweek. Also Read - Panasonic Lumix BS1H box-style mirrorless camera launched: Price in India, features
The president and group CEO, Yuki Kusumi, in her presentation to Panasonic’s investors announced that it will introduce optional four-day workweeks to help employees achieve better work-life balance and even perform better at work. A report from ZDnet shared that the company currently has 2,40,000 employees and it is introducing various benefits for the employees, including work-from-home options. Also Read - Working from home? This BSNL plan offers 5GB data daily for 84 days for smooth WFH
The report quoted Kusumi saying, “We must support the wellbeing of each employee at Panasonic to enhance our competitiveness … Panasonic has approximately 240,000 employees globally with diverse personalities and capabilities. Our responsibility is to strike an ideal balance between the work style and lifestyle for our diverse human capital.” Also Read - Back to work from home? Gadgets that you should have at your disposal
Work from Home benefits
Apart from a 4-day workweek, Panasonic might also introduce some flexibility for its employees by introducing a new work-from-home system. Considering that the pandemic keeps resurfacing, this addition could give employees a safer option to work from home.
Panasonic employees might also witness a new appraisal, promotion and screening system. The company claims that these revisions will help the employees better balance their work-life with personal life.
More and more companies are getting accustomed to the idea of a shorter workweek. Even Microsoft Japan experimented with a three-day weekend. In conclusion, the organization found that there was a growth of around 40% productivity.