October 21, 2018

New Zealand company finds no downside to four day workweek

Metro UK- A four-day work week will be made permanent at a New Zealand company after a trial was so successful it found there was ‘no downside’.

The trial at Perpetual Guardian – a financial services firm that manages trusts, wills and estates – involved almost 250 employees across 16 offices. Business people working in tech start-up office Staff reported a better work/life balance, having more energy and improved mental health

They worked four days equalling 32 working hours instead of 40 across the week – but were still paid for five days.

Founder of the Auckland-based company, Andrew Barnes, said there was ‘no downside’ to the new system and that staff reported reaping the benefits of extra downtime.

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