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Australian companies embrace the 4-day week.
Most of us eagerly await the unusual extended weekend. However, some Australians now get to work four days every week. They are fortunate enough to work for one of the few companies that has adopted or is currently testing the 100:80:100 model, which allows employees to keep 100% of their five-day pay while working 80% of their previous hours, provided they remain 100% productive

The world has been paying close attention to this model. Positive news concerning the outcomes of studies in the United Kingdom and other countries has surfaced in recent years. However, some of this reporting overstated the results or neglected to consider the complication variables that would prevent the model from being scaled.

The four-day workweek can successfully provide beneficial outcomes for employers and employees across various industries, according to recent studies from top managers in various Australian organisations about the benefits and challenges experienced.

At Docuworx, we are proud to lead by example and share in the excitement of our employees to work a 4-day week. By using the technology to automate business processes that we promote, we have empowered our staff to be more efficient and productive and achieve a better quality of life balance for their families.

We could start to see cracks in the company as employees began to get stressed out by the intensity of their work and burned out. We sincerely didn’t want that to occur.

So far, the experience has been successful with no loss of productivity despite a 20% reduction in hours, so effectively, staff are about 25% more productive.

Despite the team now spending 20% less time at work, they continue to be accessible to consumers throughout their regular business hours, demonstrating that “client-facing” businesses can adopt four-day work weeks. We have also noticed our staff more energised, relaxed, and willing to improve the business.

Today, technology can automate business processes at a fraction of the cost of doing business in traditional ways. Technology that empowers employees to perform higher-value tasks faster and more accurately can improve productivity by 80%. At the same time give employees a better balance of life.

We believe it is a win-win.

Talk to us at Docuworx to show you how.

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Author: Carlos Lucia
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the document management industry. Skilled in sales, business development, document management solutions, marketing strategy, and building new business. Strong background in business finance and passionate about facilitating companies' digital transformations. Co-founder and Director of Docuworx, an Australian company that facilitates the digital transformations of businesses and organisations across Asia-Pacific.