Friday, September 22, 2023

Diving into the latest 4-day data

Your research is going to help you make a better case for the 4DWW to your boss and co-workers. It’ll also show you how to implement it without losing your business money (very important!). 

But it can be hard to do all the research yourself — especially with all of the studies, articles, podcasts, blog posts, and case studies floating out there like a starry constellation of alternative workplace systems. 

That’s why we wanted to take some time today to dive into some of the most important numbers when it comes to the 4DWW — including a few that might surprise you.

New 4DWW report just dropped

Today, we want to draw attention to a brand new report recently released by non-profit advocacy group 4 Day Week Global. We’ve talked about them before (heck, we even talked to two of the people in charge of the group).

The latest findings continue to underscore the massive benefits from a 4DWW — and why exactly the 5-day workweek might have its days numbered (well, literally). 

The new report also differs from the groundbreaking one released earlier this year in a number of ways. For one, unlike the earlier one that relied on 6-month pilot programs, the latest also drew on pilot programs that lasted an entire year. 

This gives a much more holistic look at the impact of the 4DWW. Researchers are able to see if findings can be sustained over a longer period of time. 

This is important because a year is long. Simple things like seasons, weather, and holidays can impact the way that workers and companies feel about 4DWW. 

The latest report also included results from a 6-month pilot program in the U.S. and Canada, which weren’t included in the previous trials. This gives a better look at how companies and workers in North America fare when given the option of a 4DWW. 

Some key facts about the latest 6-month pilot program:

  • 41 companies participated
  • Pilot programs took place between February 2022 and April 2023
  • Companies were between 11-25 employees on average
  • 988 employees took part

What did they learn from all the data they’ve collected? Well, this:

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