Work, Rest, Play, A Six Hour Day
Season 1 / Episode 2
Make it Thrive: The Company Culture Podcast
In this episode I talk to Lee Carnihan at Curveball Media about their six hour work day.
We dive into why they chose six hours, how it’s impacted their company culture and the impact it has had on their people and their business. Lee has written a number of blogs on the six hour day. Curveball Media has been working a six hour day since 2016. Could a six hour day be the future?
In this episode we cover;
- Why Curveball Media have chosen a six hour work day.
- How their six hour work day works in practice.
- How the six hour work day has impacted their company culture.
- Advice about what other companies should consider about their working day.
- How other companies can trial a six hour work day.
- In the media industry long hours are seen as a badge of honour.
- Our current working hours in the UK are a hangover from the industrial revolution.
- What happens to the quality of our work, when we work for too long?
- More of us need to ask why we are working these hours.
- It took six months for Curveball Media to research and review their six hour work day before they rolled it out completely.
- A six hour day has increased Curveball Medias’s employer brand.
- Sometimes there are impacts you can’t measure, you can just feel it.
- Trust is one of the biggest reasons more companies don’t choose flexible working strategies.
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Lee Carnihan is Head of Marketing a Curveball Media, a film and animation company based in the heart of Norwich. Lee is a passionate advocate of the six hour day, and talks regularly about the transition Curveball has made from traditional eight hours of work to six hours.