Today may mark just another Monday, but in the United Kingdom, thousands of workers are off to a new start when it comes to their scheduling.
On Monday, 70 companies across the UK kicked off a new 4-day workweek pilot program.
The trial, organized by 4 Day Week Global and 4 Day Week UK Campaign, and Autonomy, will go on for 6 months.
More than 3,300 workers all types of industries – including banks, hospitality and health care – will take part in the trial.
Workers will receive 100% of their pay while only working 80% of their typical week.
The group will study the impact of labor on workers’ well-being, but the results won’t be published until 2023.
Until now, the largest pilot for the 4-day work week was in Iceland.
Between 2015 and 2016, 2,500 workers took part in two trials.
The trials did not find a drop in productivity.
However, it did find a large increase in employees’ well-being.
Scotland and Spain are also planning separate trials later this year, according to the 4 Day Week Campaign.