Tech firm offers staff a three-day weekend, all year round.


Edinburgh tech firm Administrate introduced a four-day, 32-hour week in 2015. The office is open five days and staff can choose whether to extend their weekend into Monday or Friday.

The company, which employs 70 staff and produces software for training providers, has increased efficiency to make up for shorter hours. Measures to increase productivity have included rules restricting meeting times.

Chief executive John Peebles told the Irish Times: Business is different today than 30 years ago, when I couldn’t send an email, couldn’t shop online, had to use a fax machine. So why are we working the same way?”

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