Did you see the recent article in The Guardian, reporting on the Wellcome Trust’s plans to move to a 4-day working week at its Head Office, where it employs about 800 people?
With effect from this Autumn, staff may only be required to work from Monday to Thursday, with all employees being given Fridays off work without any reduction in their salary. For many employees, this might sound too good to be true. For the Wellcome Trust, they believe they may reap the rewards of a healthier and more productive workforce.
The idea of a 4-day working week is one that has previously been championed by the Trades Union Congress and the Green Party, who included it in their manifesto at the last General Election. Is this something you would be prepared to consider within your business? What would you do with an extra day off work? We’d be interested to hear your views.