The world’s largest trial of the “4 day working week” has just ended and almost all the companies that participated have decided to continue with a reduced working days model.

So one of the consequences of the Covid pandemic has been about finding ways of better working. Many companies and people have adopted home working as the norm, or hybrid working. Advances in technology is another catalyst to this change. 

Many employers and employees have simply realised, after the world changed overnight, that their priorities were wrong and want to focus on that work-life balance. In January a number of UK companies, including Atom Bank and the UK division of Canon, have signed up for a six month trial of the “four day week” or more importantly, “the three day weekend”.