4 Day Week: How to Reduce Work Hours and Increase Productivity

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 10 February 2022
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Research suggests that a four-day week (where employees continue to receive full-time wages for reduced hours) results in greater productivity.

Why should this be?

It seems to be linked to better work-life balance and a desire to complete tasks on time and then get out of work to enjoy the extended leisure time.

New Zealand-based innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation and industry digitisation.

Recorded at Legal Island's International HR Day 2022 conference, in this session Andrew explains why he set up 4 Day Week Global and how countries and organisations that have moved to adopt a 4 day working week model are reaping the rewards that come from having a happier, more productive workforce.



If you liked this session you'll love our forthcoming HR Symposium 2022: Getting the Workplace Balance Right on Thursday 31st March, sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland. Early Bird tickets are available for only £145 + VAT.

Sessions and speakers include:

Panel Discussion: How Inclusion is a Pre-cursor to Wellbeing at Work with Sharmla Chetty, Chief Executive Officer, Duke CE; Gillian Harford, a senior HR Executive, former Head of HR Strategy & Planning with AIB, and Country Executive, 30% Club Ireland; and Simon Fanshawe OBE, Co-founder, Diversity by Design

In Brief: Annual Review of Employment Law Refresher Session with Lisa Bryson, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland and Julie Galbraith, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Evolving Leadership for the New Reality with Orla Scott, Founder, Inner Compass

Flexibility, Trust and Culture with Emma Stewart, Co-founder, Timewise

Psychological Safety and Proximity Bias - Why Hybrid Working Has Benefits and Drawbacks with Alan Lyons, Managing Partner, KinchLyons

The Future and Changing Role of Learning and Development with David Howell, freelance writer, journalist, content creator at Nexus Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of Silicon UK

Digital Resilience in an Always-On World with Chris Flack, Co-founder, UnPlug

The Great Resignation - How Your Organisation Can Turn the Big Attrition into the Big Attraction with Trayc Keevans, Global FDI Director, Morgan McKinley

How to Build a Healthy Hybrid Working Culture: Top Tips on Fostering Employee Engagement, Collaboration and Happiness in the New Digital Hybrid Era with Becky Jones, In-House Global Employment Counsel, Citco; and Will Cronin, Head of Culture and Future of Work, AIB

Register for the HR Symposium 2022: Getting the Workplace Balance Right now. Tickets just £145 + VAT until 5pm on Friday 4th March 2022 and £195 + VAT thereafter.


This article is correct at 10/02/2022

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