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The Independent

UK four-day work week trial is essentially optimistic, survey reveals

A trial underway to search out out the affect of a four-day working week within the UK has largely been profitable, revealed a survey of these taking part within the experiment.

In June this 12 months, 70 firms and greater than 3,300 employees agreed to participate in the largest ever four-day working week pilot within the UK.

In the course of the ongoing six-month trial organised by nonprofit 4 Day Week International, employees are working as a part of the 100:80:100 mannequin during which they’ve continued to obtain full pay for 80 per cent of their earlier working hours in change for a dedication to 100 per cent productiveness.

The trial is at the moment in its fourth month.

To date, a complete 88 per cent of respondents to a survey on the trial acknowledged that the four-day week was working nicely for them, reported AFP.

Joe O’Connor, the chief government of 4 Day Week International, stated “for a lot of it’s a pretty easy transition and for some there are some comprehensible hurdles”, together with for these whose cultures “date again nicely into the final century”.

The chief government at Trio Media, a participant within the trial, added that “productiveness has remained excessive, with a rise in wellness for the workforce, together with our enterprise performing 44 per cent higher financially”.

Different companies taking part in the trial are from a variety of sectors, together with banking, care, on-line retail, IT software program coaching, housing, animation studios, hospitality, and extra.

In accordance with stories, researchers are additionally working with every taking part organisation to measure the affect on productiveness within the enterprise and wellbeing of its employees, in addition to the affect on the atmosphere and gender equality.

The federal government-backed, four-day-week trials are additionally on account of start later this 12 months in Spain and Scotland.

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