Four-day work weeks improved employee and employer outcomes

Tags: Future of Work Social Change

A pilot study conducted in the United Kingdom including more than 60 companies and nearly 3,000 employees found that a 4-day work week correlated with increased employee physical and mental well-being, job and life satisfaction, and time spent exercising. Stress, fatigue, burn-out, and sleep problems declined. Outcomes were also positive for employers: revenue rose by 35% over the trial period compared to similar periods from the previous and absenteeism declined.

91% of organizations that participated in the trial said they would definitely continue or are planning to continue, and 4% said they were leaning toward continuing.