'Overwhelming success'

What Iceland's four-day work week trial could mean for HR

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The biggest working trial of a four-day working week has been dubbed an ‘overwhelming success’ by researchers, according to reports published by The Independent.

According to reports, the trial of a four-day working week concept was tested out in Iceland, where more than one per cent of the working population, or 2,500 people, took part by cutting working hours to 35-36 hours with no reduction in pay.

Analysts from both Iceland and the UK have now stated that, due to the rise in productivity and wellbeing found in the trial, a four-day working week should now be tested in other geographic areas including the UK.

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