The dawn of the four-day week – podcast

A growing movement to shorten the working week is gaining supporters, including bosses as well as employees. Heather Stewart reports

Organisers of the world’s largest trial of the four-day working week have proclaimed it a success and have launched a drive to persuade more companies to try the idea. Of the 61 companies in the UK that entered the six-month trial, 56 have extended the four-day-week policy, including 18 that have already made it permanent.

For Simon Ursall, the managing director at the landscape consultancy Tyler Grange, the trial has been transformative. He tells Michael Safi that his business is now happier, more productive – and more profitable.

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