The World’s Biggest Four-Day Work Week Experiment is Happening Now

Maya Kosoff
3 min readJun 13, 2022

Workers in the U.K. are about to have slightly more time on their hands.

From June until December, 3,300 workers at more than 70 U.K. organizations will receive 100% of their regular paychecks in exchange for just 80% of their usual time spent working. In exchange, they’ll maintain 100% of their productivity. This is the latest iteration of the advocacy group 4 Day Week Global’s experiment in giving workers a four-day work week with a three-day weekend.

Maya Kosoff

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