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31 July 2017

“Summer Fridays” at HOK’s D.C. Office Support Work-Life Balance

CBS Morning News visited HOK’s Washington, D.C., office to find out how staff takes advantage of the studio’s Summer Fridays perk.

Excerpted from a CBS Sunday Morning video segment:

The hands on the office clock always seem to move a little slower on a Friday afternoon. Especially during the summer. Outside, it’s gorgeous, and the last place anyone wants to be is stuck inside an office, waiting for 5 p.m. to finally start the weekend.

But last weekend, graphic designer Jim Doussard kicked things off a little early. He just didn’t show up on Friday. Instead, he spent the day at his summer home in Maryland, tinkering in his garage … building clocks, instead of watching one.

Doussard wasn’t playing hooky. He was encouraged to take the day off by D.C. architecture firm HOK. After working slightly longer hours Monday through Thursday, Doussard was able to take advantage of an increasingly popular perk: a “Summer Friday.”

Watch the segment:

CBS Sunday Morning