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Given Leeway, Employees Do More Than a Week’s Work in 32 Hours: A Q&A With Perpetual Guardian’s Andrew Barnes

Published: 11 February 2021

ID: G00742096

Analyst(s): Human Resources Research Team

Summary

Barnes told employees at his New Zealand trust firm they’d get full pay to work 80% of normal hours as long as they got their jobs done. Productivity more than doubled. He shares methods that led to success and inspired functional leaders at other companies to experiment too.

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About Andrew Barnes, Founder, Perpetual Guardian

Recommended by the Authors

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