With more studios across the globe shifting to a four-day workweek, Bandai Namco Mobile has also announced its transition to this model. The team wants to focus on working “smarter and more efficiently.”
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For the next six months, Fridays will become non-working days for Bandai Namco Mobile employees. All salaries and benefits will remain the same, the studio said in a blog post.
“Trialing the move to the four-day workweek is the next logical step for us to continue striving to reduce stress, increase creativity and enable our teams to do their very best work,” the statement reads. “This model has shown significant mental health improvements and a reduction of mental health days off by employees, as an industry that has close links with burn-out, wellbeing is a top priority for us and has been a key factor in us adopting this change.”
The Barcelona-based studio noted that a four-day workweek will allow it to improve its ability to “innovate and break through new barriers in the Mobile F2P market.”
Bandai Namco Mobile is a subsidiary of publisher Bandai Namco, which makes mobile games based on the company’s IPs, including Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, and My Hero Academy.
Several studios have shifted to four-day workweeks during the last year. The list includes Bugsnax developer Young Horses, Kitfox Games, Eidos Montreal, and many more.