So far, four days a week practices are being tested by some companies in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. “Working for four days really pays off” was the result of a survey of these companies. 88 percent of respondents said the four-day study model worked well. Only 2 percent find this model compelling.
According to the news on NTV, some companies in England try to work four days a week. 70 companies have participated in the program created so far. The companies have more than 3,000 employees in total. According to the model, working days are reduced to four per week, while working hours are limited to 32. There is no deduction in the salary of the employees.
NEARLY ALL COMPANIES WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY THE MODEL
It is stated that the pilot application will end in November, but 86 percent of the companies intend to continue this application. According to the examinations, 49 percent of the participants saw an increase in productivity, while 46 percent said that there was no change in productivity. The non-governmental organization 4 Day Week Global, which was established to spread the application in more countries and companies, also points to some difficulties. It is stated that 20 percent of companies give up at the beginning stage.
THAT COUNTRY SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED
In Iceland, researchers said last year that the world’s largest ever 4-days-a-week trial had resulted in great success and should be tested in the UK as well. After this study, pilot implementation in England started in June.