News 28 November 2022

UK companies adopting permanent 4-day work week

28 November 2022
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Many UK companies are looking to permanently change their employees work patterns by moving to a four day working week.

Many businesses saw an enforced shift in work culture due to the pandemic, but it now seems as if those lockdown days are going to have a lasting effect on the world.

100 businesses are now expected to make the change, with no change to income to employees and expected to effect around 2,600 workers.

Atom Bank and marketing company Awin are the two largest companies who have announced the change of work pattern.

The change will not see an increase in hours to the four working days either, with hours effectively being entirely reduced.

Adam Ross, chief executive at Awin, said, “Over the course of the last year and a half, we have not only seen a tremendous increase in employee wellness and wellbeing but concurrently, our customer service and relations, as well as talent relations and retention also have benefited.”

The 4 Day Work Campaign group have been conducting a study on businesses who have already made the change and found that 88% of them are finding that it’s going “well”, whilst 95% found productivity had either remained the same or increased.

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