Four day working week
Some of the 3,300 workers taking part in the world’s largest trial of a four-day working week are sharing their initial thoughts
Less than two months into a six-month-long experiment involving 70 UK-based companies, a bank lending manager already calls it “life-changing,” saying it gives her more time to manage chores and care for her son and elderly parents. Another participant, a PR executive, acknowledges the initial adjustment was “genuinely chaotic” for her team, but they’re “fighting incredibly hard” to keep the new schedule going.
The trial is testing out a 100:80:100 working pattern: 100% of the pay for 80% of the time, in exchange for 100% productivity.
Participating companies will be able to decide whether to keep the new schedule or switch back at the end of November.