Words: Eva O’Beirne
The trial is being organised by 4 Day Week Global in partnership with think tank Autonomy, the 4 Day Week UK Campaign, and researchers at Cambridge University, Oxford University and Boston College.
More than 3,000 workers at 70 companies will begin a four-day week with no loss of pay in a trial lasting six months in the UK.
Firms taking part will give 100 per cent of workers’ pay for 80 per cent of the time, in exchange for a commitment to maintain at least 100 per cent productivity.
Researchers will work with each participating organisation to measure the impact on productivity and the well-being of its workers, as well as the impact on the environment and gender equality.
A range of companies taking part include banking to workplace consultancy firms, animation and design studios, food and beverage and hospitality services and online retail.
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