Four-day week trial: study finds lower stress but no cut in output

Country
New Zealand (NZ)
Score
19.51
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-02-19 (UTC)
ID
13252182

Study of trial at New Zealand firm finds staff were both happier and more productive Analysis of one of the biggest trials yet of the four-day working week has revealed no fall in output, decreases in stress and increased staff engagement, fuelling hopes that a better work-life-balance for millions could finally be in sight. Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand financial services company, switched its 240 staff from a five-day week to a four-day week last November and maintained their pay. Productivity increased in the four days they worked so there was no drop in the total amount of work done, a study of the trial released on Tuesday has revealed. Continue reading...