Is working less the way ahead? 4-day working week trials in the UK and Ireland

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 21 February 2022
Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin
Issues covered: The Four Day Week

Co-Author : Kayleigh Williams

Companies across the UK and Ireland are trialling a four-day working week measuring whether employees can operate at 100% productivity despite working for 20% less time and with no reduction in pay.

In the UK, more than 30 companies are trialling a four-day working week as part of an international study on how flexible working can improve productivity. The trial, which will start in June 2022, is being coordinated by 4 Day Week Global in partnership with the UK think tank Autonomy, the 4 Day Week Campaign and researchers at Cambridge University, Boston College and Oxford University. In Scotland, a trial is due to start in 2023 and Wales is

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