4-day work week:
For a better work-life-balance in times of widespread networking. Work better not more!

#newwork #worklifeblending

Work-life blending and our #4DayWeek formula

People all over the world are increasingly experiencing work-life blending

Nowadays, in everyday life, we jump between what we call work or profession and what we commonly classify as leisure or “private”. This is made possible by the networking of hardware, people and applications – and, not least, by the ubiquitous internet.

New challenges need new answers

Since September 2021, more than 150 full-time employees of the CIB Group have been working four days a week – with the same salary and holiday entitlement. With this innovative work concept, we are taking a significant first step towards #NewWork.

What are the main benefits of our #4DayWeek?

More free time

Our employees are happy to have more free time, which they can now use for family, hobbies and health.

Work-life balance

With the #4DayWeek, we ensure a balance between work and free time and thus more satisfied employees.

Same salary and conditions

We have introduced our #4DayWeek model for our employees without any cuts in conditions. We want to work better, not more!

What does our people say? A few opinions:

Optimize work processes

We have implemented our expertise in our own workflows for years - now all employees benefit!

Work more

From 5 to 4 days, from 40 to 36: thanks to workflow optimization and efficient planning, the formula works!

Ensured customer service

Our support and advisor teams take turns to be at our customers' side from Monday to Friday.

#4DayWeek in our Blog

CIB with 4-day week on front page in Spain

The newspaper "El Confidencial" echoed our #4dayweek, writing an article about it in which they interviewed our colleague Cristina Silvera.

#4DayWeek: CIB Group introduces 4-day week

From September 2021, CIB Group employees will only work four days a week, and at the same salary, taking on a pioneering role in this field.

CIB # 4DayWeek in the media

The whole world is talking about it!

John Lennon
John Lennon@john-lennon1
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A lot of people have asked why I decided to move THRYVE to a 4-day week.

Is it a gimmick? Is it because I want to be the best, nicest boss ever? Are we not serious about business? What about Fridays? What about losing a whole day?

I didn’t do this out of the goodness of my heart, but because I wanted to be more successful. For the entire team to be more successful.

So, no - it’s not a gimmick. It’s a purely business-led decision. Allow me to explain.

We did this for 2 reasons: - Employee Well-being - To increase our productivity and therefore our results.
Abigail Barnes
Abigail Barnes@abigailrbarnes
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I 💜 LOVE the idea of 4-day work weeks for a number of reasons, in the spirit of alliteration I'll share 4...

✅ 1. Subject matter experts are efficient
✅ 2. Motivating deadlines improve productivity
✅ 3. A workforce that feels trusted is more loyal
✅ 4. A happy workforce delivers better customer service

🧪These may seem like sweeping statements but I have scientific research and examples for each of them.
Kris’ Rides (he/him/his)
Kris’ Rides (he/him/his)@krisrides
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If you worked a 4 day working week, which day would you take off?

I was having a conversation with a candidate about this yesterday as their company was looking to implement a 4 day week.

It seems some companies enforce a Mon-Thur others give a bit more flexibility to their staff to choose, some even will let you include weekend work if that's your thing.

Personally I think single me would enjoy a 3 day weekend whereas parent me nowadays might quite like a break in the middle of the week.
Four Day Week Ireland
Four Day Week Ireland@4DayWeekIreland
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Today the @4DayWeekIreland campaign met with @joefingalgreen Minister of State at the Department of Rural & Community Development to speak with him about implementation of #4DayWeek in the voluntary & community sector
Elissa Riddell
Elissa Riddell@elissariddell
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What would you do with an extra day back in your week?

Coconut Software has been experimenting with a 4 day work week (I prefer to refer to it as a 3 day weekend) and I can't convey how incredible it is to have a day back in my life... for my life.

I usually spend my Friday's running errands (Costco is SO much nicer on a Friday than a Saturday!), doing chores and getting ready for the weekend. That way, we can actually have fun instead of attempting to scrub baseboards and meal prep while chasing after Gus and keeping Lorna happy. The picture is from a Friday morning - we hired a local photographer to capture our family. I think she did a great job, particularly managing to get Gus' personality!
Leah Smith
Leah Smith@leahgahrsmith
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We recently began piloting a 4 day work week and, while still in its early days, it’s already highlighted a few things that I wish I had the chance to learn earlier in my career…

1. I’ve always owned my very strong tendency to procrastinate. In fact, it’s become a tool for me as I know I’m more creative when pressed up against a deadline. During this experiment, I’ve realized the positive side of that is that I’m a sprinter at work, which is a great fit for a 4 day work week. After all, with 5 (or 6) days worth of work to get done in 4, there’s no real procrastination, just one thing to the next to the next to the next…an excellent fit for my style...
James Gayle
James Gayle@james-gayle-the-social-shogun
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4 day work weeks and true staff flexibility have been a game-changer.

I started with the mentality of if I was to come up with my dream brand what perks would it have.

- 4 Day work weeks
- Real flexibility that's guilt-free and catch-free
- Being able to comfortably express what your true goals and passions are without having to lie and say you want to work at the company until the day you die!
- Mental health check in's weekly
- External coaching to help you achieve your true potential
Tony Carnesi
Tony Carnesi@tonycarnesi1
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Check this out...Banks Benitez, co-founder and CEO at Uncharted says this about implementing the #4dayworkweek, "There are so many parts of the workweek that are JUST A WASTE OF TIME" How much time is wasted in your organization? Take our assessment here and we can help you SAVE TIME

#4dayworkweek #4dayweek #thefutureofwork
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We are now deep into our #4dayweek journey. A journey that's come with challenges, but also great reward.

We are keenly watching the Trades Union Congress's (TUC) new campaign championing a 3-day weekend - with no loss of pay for workers. Bravo.


New Work: CIB Group introduces 4-day work week