#32: The benefits of the four-day work week

A popular saying goes: “nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come,” and the four-day work week (without any salary cuts) seems to be exactly such an idea. More and more companies around the globe are introducing it. In the UK, the world’s largest trial so far has just ended with positive outcomes regarding health, productivity, revenues, job satisfaction and more. In this episode, Dale Whelehan, a behavioural scientist and the new CEO of the NGO 4 Day Week Global, tells us why he wasn’t surprised about the results and how the positive outcomes are interconnected.

Hosted by Jonathan Widder; edited by Mathias Warzecha

Stories discussed

Four-day week: ‘major breakthrough’ as most UK firms in trial extend changes, The Guardian 

A hundred UK companies sign up for four-day week with no loss of pay, The Guardian

Four-day week ‚an overwhelming success‘ in Iceland, BBC

4 Day Week Global Website

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