More than 80% of KPMG’s UK partners have applied to work a four day week or take a sabbatical after the Big Four firm announced a scheme last week aimed at avoiding redundancies.The voluntary scheme, announced last week, is one of the first of its kind by a big accounting firm. Eight other countries within the KPMG group are thought to be considering similar schemes.
GM also has the same idea, as reported last month and blogged about by yours truly right here.
First off, kudos to KPMG. Second, let’s hope the partners taking their variation of a BreakAway will find ways to fight the stress of uncertainty and instead embrace the unexpected gift of free time.
And for those ready for a change of pace, here’s your chance. A chance to clean out the clutter. Take a trip to see the relatives. Learn to paint or do Pilates or play piano.