The eagerly awaited four-day week results for the UK trials are finally here. The trial of nearly 3,000 staff & 61 companies was conducted by 4 Day Week – Global, Autonomy UK and the UK 4 Day Week campaign in conjunction with research conducted by Boston College and the University of Cambridge.
The trial implements a model of work that requires 100% of the pay, for 80% of the time, in exchange for a commitment to delivering 100% of the output.
Andy Dawson, Director of Curium Solutions said: “We have watched the momentum behind the move to shorter working weeks gather speed throughout 2022 and following the success of past trials, I expected nothing less from this UK pilot.
We are excited to be helping customers deliver a shorter working week solution that appeals to employers, employees, and customers alike. Changing the way people work to improve the work-life balance.”
The study had very impressive results with 92% of the companies involved saying they are continuing with the 4-Day week.
When it came to the business impact, the shorter work week resulted in:
- 35% increase in revenue on average when compared to similar periods from previous years.
- 57% reduction in staff resignations during the trial.
- Nearly 100% of employees involved said they would prefer a reduced work week.