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From June to December 2022, 61 UK companies and around 2,900 workers took place in the world's largest four-day workweek experiment to date. While working hours were decreased, pay for all employees was maintained at 100%.

At the conclusion of the experiment, 92% of the companies opted to continue the four-day week.


Average change in companies' revenue over the course of the study   +1.4%

Average change in companies' revenue compared to a prior comparable period   +35%

Workload & productivity

Percent of employees reporting:

No change in their workload   78%

An increase in their pace of work   62%

An increase in their work ability   55%

Employee health & well-being

Change in number of sick and personal days taken   -65%

Percent of employees reporting:

An increase in life satisfaction   73%

Lower levels of burnout   71%

An improvement in physical health   64%

That balancing social life and work is easier   62%

That balancing caregiving responsibilities and work is easier   60%

Having more energy to do household tasks   54%

An increase in leisure travel   52%

Higher job satisfaction   48%

An improvement in mental health   43%

A decrease in childcare costs   21%

Investment & loyalty

Change in number of staff resignations compared to a prior comparable period   -57%

Percent of employees reporting:

Preferring a four-day week over five   96%

Wanting to continue a four-day week   90%

That no amount of money would convince them to return to a five-day schedule   15%

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