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Four-Day Workweek Brings No Loss of Productivity, Companies Say


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One chief executive said employees had become more productive while making fewer errors and collaborating better.

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Most of the companies participating in a four-day workweek pilot program in Britain said they had seen no loss of productivity during the experiment, and in some cases had seen a significant improvement, according to a survey of participants.

Nearly halfway into the six-month trial involving employees at 73 companies, 35 of the 41 companies that responded to a survey said they were "likely" or "extremely likely" to consider continuing the four-day workweek beyond the end of the trial. All but two of the 41 companies said productivity was either the same or had improved. Six said productivity had significantly improved.

Some leaders of companies in the trial said the four-day week had boosted their employees' well-being, making them more energized and productive when they were on the clock.

From The New York Times
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