Monday 17 January 2022 10:09 PM UTC
LONDON Jan 17: A six-month trial period of a four-day working week has been launched across the UK.
Some 30 British companies are expected to take part in the pilot, which will see no loss in pay for employees working one fewer day a week.
Instead they will be asked to maintain 100% productivity for 80% of their time.
The pilot has been launched 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.
Joe O’Connor, pilot programme manager for 4 Day Week Global, said: ‘More and more businesses are moving to productivity focused strategies to enable them to reduce worker hours without reducing pay.
‘We are excited by the growing momentum and interest in our pilot program and in the four-day week more broadly.
‘The four-day week challenges the current model of work and helps companies move away from simply measuring how long people are “at work”, to a sharper focus on the output being produced. 2022 will be the year that heralds in this bold new future of work.’
The UK pilot will run alongside other trials across the US, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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