Impressive as results from four-day work-week trials may appear, it’s still not clear if they would apply across the economy.
A four-day week boosts productivity and employee wellbeing, but it should be carefully planned and tailored to individual company needs.
Companies trialling four-day working weeks are considering making it permanent.
Many trials are taking place, but they need a reality check.
For most Australians working a standard full-time job, moving to a 4-day work week could occur in two stages.
Scotland, Ireland and Spain are among those trialling four-day weeks, but they’re not living in the real world.
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Iceland has trialled shorter working hours, but not a four-day week.
Our approach to work has had to adjust, so let’s change even more.
How can businesses overcome institutional hurdles to transition to a four-day week?
The four-day work week is an idea that should make it through the pandemic’s open policy window.
Trials show a four-day week really works. With economies desperate for recovery, now could be the perfect time to encourage it.
Lockdown throws our relationship with work into the spotlight.
All this talk of moving to a four-day week overlooks what might be a more important agenda.
Government legislation followed numerous campaigns in the 19th century for Saturday afternoons off.
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The benefits of a four-day working week, without loss of pay, can outweigh the cons for both businesses and staff.
Net benefits depend on how workers use the long weekend.
Not only could less work pay for itself by boosting productivity, it’s necessary for human and planetary well-being.
UK emissions are around 23% lower on a holiday compared to a working day.