Results from the world’s largest trial of a 4 day working week involving 60 companies and almost 3,000 staff in the UK are largely positive.
The results show that business productivity and business performance improved, as did the health and well-being of employees also improve.
Dr Keith Cleland (Steinbeis University Berlin Professor Emeritus and Pacio founder) comments “The trial result of greater productivity is explained by our in-depth studies involving industrial, commercial and retail businesses across USA, UK, and Europe over the past 25 years which clearly demonstrate that billed or productive output represents on average less than 40% – or 16 hours – of a typical current 40 hour 5 day working week.
This low 16 hour result explains how a 4 day working week can perhaps counterintuitively to some, actually give more useful output. It is easy to understand how more than the average 16 productive hours of a 5 day week could result from a happier healthier working environment in 4 days.”
The simple yet highly effective means of identifying actual productivity has been formalised in the TARI® management system for integration with ‘Triple Entry Accounting’ by Pacio to enable the benefits resulting from the work of Cleland et al, to be enjoyed by all businesses.
See TariInfo and Pacio, and in particular the Pacio Whitepaper which describes TARI®.