Words by Abi Scaife
A major breakthrough in the trial of the four-day work week is seeing most companies extending the changes.
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Of the 61 companies that entered the six-month trial, 56 have decided to extend the four-day week trial - and 18 have even made it permanent.
Stats show of those companies that took part, burnout was down by 71% and sick days were down by 65%.
The success of the trial suggests that the four-day work-week could work for the UK economy. It shows the wellbeing of employees increased dramatically by limiting the work week to 4 days, and productivity was either maintained or, in most cases, improved.
What happens now?
The findings will soon be presented to MPs in a bid to encourage the four day work week across Britain.
The pilot study and campaign have been promoted by 4 Day Week Global, a not-for-profit organisation that is encouraging businesses to see the benefits of a 32-hour work week.
If you’re interested in promoting this cause, or if you’re a business wanting to trial a four-day work week for your employees, check out the 4 Day Week Global website.