More than 3,000 workers at 70 companies around the world are testing out a pilot program over the next six months that shortens the work week to four days, without cutting pay.
- The trial was organized in part by Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Boston College.
- Researchers will be analyzing how employees respond to an extra day off in terms of stress and burnout, work-life balance, health, and sleep, among other factors.
- The chief executive of Charity Bank, which is taking part in the program, said he firmly believes that a four-day week with no change to salary or benefits will "create a happier workforce" and will have an "equally positive impact" on productivity and customer experience.
- Do you agree with that? Will there really ever be a shift in the U.S. to a four-day working week?
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