Laduma insists that employees take additional time off on Fridays to help them focus on combining work and life outside the office
An award-winning tech consultancy is placing the happiness of employees above productivity by insisting they take time off on Fridays. Laduma, which uses cutting edge tech like VR and AR to create content for some of the world’s biggest brands, closes its offices around the world at 1230 every Friday and gives staff the last Friday of the month completely off. Executives at the company hope the new policy will go some way to ensuring that all employees are able to find a balance between work and life.
Wayne Scholes, executive chairman of Laduma, explained his thinking behind what Laduma calls Fri-Yay.
“It’s extremely important to me that the people who work for Laduma are happy and enjoy the work they do,” he said. “Our people are at the core of what we do, we want to create an environment where they feel protected...