There’s a growing demand from workers for more control over their time and flexibility, and the four-day workweek is meeting that need.
The movement has picked up steam with more companies and employees around the world joining the ranks.
The latest experiment indicates that the four-day workweek can benefit companies, their workers and the wider community — and it’s time to take it seriously.
For the experiment, workers were given 100% of their pay while only being required to work 80% of their usual time in exchange for delivering the same amount of output.
This experiment demonstrates the positive results of a four day workweek, which led to improved productivity, morale, team culture, health, finances, and relationships for both employers and employees alike.
The experiment also saw improved gender parity of household work, with men spending more time caring for children.
Tyler Grange, a UK-based environmental consultancy, has chosen to keep the four-day week as a standing option and have seen positive results, such as increased productivity, job applications and reductions in absenteeism and carbon footprint. 4 Day Week Global has also completed another six-month trial period across the U.S. and Ireland, with similar results.
4 Day Week Global is now turning its attention to a global rollout of their four-day workweek program, giving employers the resources they need to reduce stress, increase engagement and keep employees healthy.