The UK is currently in the midst of the world’s largest trial of a four-day work week, and employers are already liking the results. According to a survey conducted by the Trades Union Congress, nearly two-thirds of UK employers reported that they would like to keep the four-day work week in place.
The trial has been met with a positive response from employees as well. After testing the four-day week, many companies have reported that they don’t want to go back to the traditional five-day work week. The shorter hours have been linked to higher morale and increased productivity among employees.
Maxine Selmer-Olsen, a business consultant, has been a vocal advocate for the four-day work week. She believes that it can help to improve work-life balance, reduce stress, and increase job satisfaction.
In an article for BusinessLIVE, Selmer-Olsen argued that the four-day work week should be adopted more widely. She believes that it could be beneficial for both employers and employees.
“The four-day work week is a great way to improve the quality of life for both employers and employees,” said Selmer-Olsen. “It can help to reduce stress and burnout, while also increasing productivity and job satisfaction.”
The four-day work week trial is still ongoing, and it remains to be seen if it will be adopted more widely. However, the positive response from employers and employees suggests that the four-day work week could be here to stay.