Some companies in the Emirates cuts workweek to 4 days

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The UAE telecom company e&cuts workweek to four days, which means that employees who follow the reduced workweek now enjoy a three-day weekend with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.

The workweek is reduced to four days by Etisalat by e&

As the first company in the technology sector to respond to a global push to provide greater flexibility to workers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) telecom operator E&, which was formerly known as Etisalat, has begun a trial of a four-day workweek. According to a statement released by the ADX-listed company on Thursday, the shorter workweek is currently being tested out for employees in three different departments in the United Arab Emirates.

Friday through Sunday constitutes a three-day weekend

It has been said by the corporation that the shortened workweek is intended to improve employee engagement as well as their overall welfare. It is the goal of e&Said to encourage more innovations in the workplace by creating an atmosphere in which workers are made to feel valued and given the authority to strike a balance between their personal and professional life. We couldn't be more excited to test out this new endeavor. In the same way that we are always innovating our products and services, we are also aware of the necessity of modernizing our workplace tactics. The Group Chief Human Resources Officer of e&, Dena Almansoori, stated that certain strategies that may have been successful in the past may not be appropriate for the future. To "focus on sustainability by reducing energy consumption" in the office and carbon emissions through transportation, the company already operates a hybrid workplace, which allows employees to work remotely a couple of days per week. This allows the company to reduce its overall carbon emissions.

The workweek is reduced to four days in some firms.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of businesses all around the world began to embrace flexibility in the workplace by implementing a reduced workweek. A number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Africa, the United States of America, Ireland, and Australasia, have begun conducting trials. A reduction in the number of hours worked per week has resulted in a beneficial impact, as stated in a research that was issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Employees have reported increased productivity and greater well-being, while businesses have reported reduced expenses for power.

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