Seventy countries are taking part in a 4-day work week trial. Research institute, Autonomy, is running a study testing whether workforces can achieve the same output while working 80% of their previous hours (and paying the same wages, disregarding the time difference).
This is the largest study of its kind done to date.
The logic behind working more hours equaling more output is based on the factory worker method where time spent working did correlate to more production. In today’s office jobs, this is not necessarily the case.
Research done by IWG shows that 72% of office workers prefer long-term flexibility over making more money. Retaining talent while encouraging them to develop work styles that fit their own productivity and creativity, is being prioritized and may result in more productivity.