Feb 22, 2023
By Jane Brown
Will we see a four day work week in our lifetime?
There’s been a lot of talk about it lately including on (ZoomerMedia property) blogTO.
And now, in what is billed as the world’s largest trial of a four day work week, researchers have found that most employees are less stressed, burned out and have better work-life balance.
Findings from the University of Cambridge, Boston College and other researchers released this week show that most of the 61 companies that participated from June to December will keep going with the shorter hours.
They say revenue largely stayed the same over the trial period and even grew compared with the same six months a year earlier.
Employees have reported more job satisfaction, better sleep and improved mental health when engaged in a four day work week.
There was also a 57-percent drop in the likelihood of employees quitting from the same period a year earlier.