Isle of Barra Distillers Introduces Four Day Working Week
Recently, we've been chatting to the team at Isle of Barra Distillers, Scotland's most westerly distillery. This family-run distillery have implemented a 4-day working week for their small team and are dedicated to ensuring their people have a good work life balance to enjoy the beauty of Barra.
Giving their team a three day weekend makes travelling to the mainland less stressful and gives them more time to do all the
things that make life enjoyable such as spend time with family. After discussions with their team about what they wanted, Isle of Barra Distillers concluded that working slightly longer hours resulting in fewer days was something the whole team could get behind.
"We have taken some time to think about the pros and cons and had discussions with employees to make sure this change will benefit everyone. Our employees agreed they would prefer working slightly longer hours in order to work fewer days. The four-day working week would provide employees with more free time outside of work, with no loss in pay. They are all looking forward to the change to their working week as there are several advantages such as cutting down on childcare costs, less commuting to work and simply having more time to spend with loved ones. We are flexible so if at any point our team’s circumstances change, we of course look to make the hours work as best we can" – Michael and Katie Morrison, Isle of Barra Distillers Founders.
Read their full blog post on the Isle of Barra Distillers website.