Four-day week: Scotland enters testing phase

Four-day week: Scotland enters testing phase

Berlin , You can also find them here and there in New Zealand and more recently in Iceland. Now Scotland wants to test it too: a four-day week. According to media reports, the Scottish government is planning a trial phase in which weekly working hours are to be reduced. BBC Refers to a report documenting the first experiences of the testing phases in Iceland and New Zealand – this should serve as a guide for Scots.

One possible concept would be to not reduce the working hours uniformly every week. According to the survey, 80 percent of those surveyed supported the model. It increases wellbeing and productivity and ensures a good work-life balance. In addition, certain groups, such as parents, may be particularly benefited. Because the idea is that the pay stays the same – albeit with fewer hours. Ideally, the yield should also remain the same. Central adjusting screw productivity is: 20 percent less, but all work more effectively.

At present this project is only a pilot project. The Government of Scotland seeks to gain insight into how the needs, working conditions and practices of employers and employees may be adapted to the future. One study at the university of aucklandThose who, with a four-day-week trial phase in New Zealand, consistently draw positive findings: less stress, greater desire and motivation to work, an improved work-life balance.

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