A groundbreaking four-day week pilot obtained the thumbs up from virtually 9 out of each 10 companies participating, with 86 per cent saying they plan to maintain the brand new mannequin.
The year-long research into the advantages of a shorter working week run by 4 Day Week Global hit its half-way level this week.
88 per cent of firms stated it was ‘working nicely’, whereas almost half revealed productiveness had stayed across the identical degree, regardless of the drop in hours. Over a 3rd reported a ‘slight’ enchancment in productiveness and 15 per cent stated the enhance was vital.
The pilot includes greater than 3,300 staff at 70 UK firms, starting from a neighborhood chippy to giant corporates. Workers get to take care of the identical degree of pay whereas having fun with a bounty of three-day weekends, however they’ve to vow to take care of productiveness.
4 Day Week World CEO Joe O’Connor admitted that, for some firms, the mannequin had not been with out its teething troubles, however he stated that the majority skilled “pleasing discoveries and outcomes.”
O’Connor stated: “Basically, they’re laying the inspiration for the way forward for work by placing a four-day week into follow, throughout each measurement of enterprise and almost each sector, and telling us precisely what they’re discovering as they go.”
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