Major Telco Company in Hungary Drops Four-Day Work Week

  • 15 Feb 2024 6:02 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Major Telco Company in Hungary Drops Four-Day Work Week
Magyar Telekom will end its four-day working week project on February 29, after a year and a half, the subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom announced.

Following a pilot programme running since the summer of 2022, the telecom company found that "the four-day model cannot be uniformly applied to all employees" and that "the majority of them could not work efficiently in this model due to the nature of their work or their living situation".

Co-ordinating teams with mixed work schedules also presented challenges in the long term, the company said.

However, Magyar Telekom said earlier that “92% of those participating in the programme felt that they had enough time for their private life in addition to their work, and at the end of the pilot period, 90% answered that they would be happy to continue working in the four-day work week."

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