An Agile way to work

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A Cornwall communications agency has gained gold standard accreditation for offering employees a four-day working week.

The Agile Communications Agency, based in Truro, has been offering employees a four-day working week since April last year and has now signed up for accreditation with a national campaign.

The 4 Day Week Campaign strives for businesses and organisations to establish a 32 hour working week with no loss of pay, to benefit workers, employers, the economy and society.

Founder and director Rachel Foster said: “I have been working a four-day week for almost 14 years. When I set up Agile, I wanted to be sure I could build a business around raising my family and other commitments.

“When I started to grow the team, I wanted to build a business differently. Our clients work with us for our creativity, strategic thinking and problem solving. It’s important to me that the team that we can bring our best selves to work, and that is about balance.

“We make our 30-hour week work by reviewing capacity, profitability and productivity on a regular basis. We employ Agile ways of working in everything we do and that’s about delivering value, not the amount of time your team spends at work.”