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Index – Economy – Samsung introduced a six-day work week

Index – Economy – Samsung introduced a six-day work week

Samsung Group requires managers of its subsidiaries to work six days a week. There are economic reasons behind the decision: high oil prices, high borrowing costs, and the significant decline in the value of the South Korean won, which led to higher oil prices. MediaFuture.

As our main units, including Samsung Electronics Co., performed below expectations in 2023, we are introducing a six-day working week for managers to make the crisis felt and make all efforts to overcome it.

– said the director of the Samsung Group recently.

MediaFuture reports that the measure will take effect immediately across most of Samsung's technology divisions. By the way, some managers have been working six-day shifts at the company on a volunteer basis for years. Samsung Electronics executives can apply on Saturday or Sunday as an optional option. This has been pointed out

Non-executive employees may continue to work five days a week.

However, globally, some companies are considering introducing a four-day working week. As reported by the Index, Magyar Telekom was the first in the local corporate sector to trial a four-day work week as part of a pilot project, but the good news that arrived in June 2022 was short-lived.

Although for the first time, in November of the same year, there was news that the plan had worked perfectly for the telecom company and that it was planned to involve additional employees, the purple-colored company, having undergone a serious transformation, did so It is not permissible to say With such a positive statement this year about the work schedule, which is considered a pioneering solution in our country.

In mid-February, the company announced that it would end its four-day workweek test program and return to traditional work schedules, as it claimed that not everyone was able to work efficiently enough in the short workweek. According to some research, a four-day work week also improves employees' health, well-being, and productivity.