Four Day Work Week A Huge Success

Four day work week a huge success.That's the experience of a company in New Zealand - Perpetual Garden. And the measured impacts are amazing.

Four day work week a huge success.

That’s the experience of a company in New Zealand – Perpetual Garden.

It employs 240 people.

And the measured impacts are amazing.

The company in its landmark trial of the four-day working concluded that it was a total success.

Academics studied the trial before, during and after its implementation, collecting qualitative and quantitative data.

Some of the results were as follows:

78 per cent of the employees felt they were able to manage their work demands with their life balance ideals, a gain of 24 per cent from previous percentages.

Helen Delaney, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School, said employees’ motivation and commitment to work increased because they were included in the planning of the experiment, and played a key role in designing how the four-day week would be managed so as not to negatively impact productivity.

“Employees designed a number of innovations and initiatives to work in a more productive and efficient manner, from automating manual processes to reducing or eliminating non-work-related internet usage,” said Delaney.

“It was just a theory, something I thought I wanted to try because I wanted to create a better environment for my team,” Perpetual Guardian CEO Andrew Barnes told CNN. “I’m humbled that my team has responded, and they went beyond my wildest dreams.”


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