Ireland sees '100% success rating' with four-day work week trial 1 year ago

Ireland sees '100% success rating' with four-day work week trial

Great news for all the nine to fivers...

Whisperings of a four-day work week becoming the norm have been swirling for what feels like years.


During the summer, over 3,300 workers at 70 different companies in the UK took part in a six-month trial whereby workers only worked four days, with no loss of pay.

At its core, the four-day work week premise is relatively simple. Participating companies will offer their employees 100% of their pay for 80% of their time at work with the proviso that while they're on the job, they deliver 100% productivity.

It's commonly known as the 100:80:100 model and if this study proves successful, we could very well hear more about it in the coming years.

Now, a recent similar trial in Ireland has seen huge success, reporting a '100%' success rate among workers.


According to The Journal: "The project showed 100% of employees would like to continue a reduced work schedule and significant improvements were recorded across a wide range of well-being metrics, including positive affect, work-family balance and work-life balance."

It wasn't just workers who were happy with the outcome of the trial though.

The Journal also reports: "Management were also pleased with the outcome of the trial; in terms of productivity, and overall experience. On a scale of 1-10 the companies’ average rating for the trial was 9.2."

Given its success "all of the 12 participating companies are planning to continue with the four-day week schedule, although three have not committed to the plan on a long-term basis."


Let's hope more companies hop on this trial – after all, who wouldn't love a three-day weekend? Fingers crossed.

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