Last June, in a UK pilot project, thousands of employees started working a four-day week for the same pay.
With 3,300 workers at 70 companies, ranging from a car parts retailer to an animation studio, marketing agency, and fish-and-chips shop, it was the biggest experiment of its sort ever. Four months later, the results are coming in.
And — drumroll, please — people on a four-day-a-week schedule work just as well as those on a traditional schedule.
In fact, 95% of companies surveyed by 4 Day Week Global say their productivity levels have either stayed the same or improved. Indeed, 46% say business productivity has “maintained around the same level,” 34% report it has “improved slightly,” and 15% say it has ‘improved significantly.‘