In July, 3,000 workers from 61 companies embarked on the world’s largest four-day workweek trial, organized by nonprofits organizations and researchers. After six months, the trial showed significant benefits to both employers and employees.
Compared to the same period last year, overall revenue across the companies rose by 35%. Employees reported lower rates of stress, burnout, and sleep problems, while health and well-being improved. The likelihood of employees quitting declined by 57%, and sick days reduced by 65%.
The majority of companies (92%) extended or permanently implemented the four-day week, while 15% of employees said they would never return to a five-day workweek.
These incredible results show that the four-day week with no loss of pay really works, which support the trend towards flexible work and improved work-life balance, highlighting the benefits of employee well-being, productivity, and retention.