This week, it was announced that 70 companies in the UK are trialling the four-day week. Employees will receive 100% pay for 80% of the hours they would usually work, and the trial is set to last for six months
Implementing a new policy in a company is not without risks, and recent research from Henley Business School highlights the considerations companies should make to ensure the policy is a success for both employee and employer.
The white paper into the four-day week and the effects the pandemic had on flexible working surveyed 505 companies and over 2000 employees in November 2021 and compared the results to previous research conducted in 2019.
Here are four research-driven tips to make the four-day week a success:
- Plan ahead. Any four-day programme must have clear guidelines and management processes to maintain workplace harmony.
- Start slow. Based on our experience, we recommend that companies interested in implementing the policy start slow.
- Start small. Starting with a particular department or…