Majority think they could do their work in four days a week

A new survey shows growing support for a four-day working week.

Working a four day week


Almost three quarters think they could do their job to the same standard in four days instead of five, according to a survey.

The survey of over 2,000 employees by jobs site Indeed found 74% of workers believe they can do their jobs to the same standard in four working days compared to five; this increases to 79% for younger respondents.

More than three-fifths (56%) of respondents also said they support full pay transparency.

Despite the interest in reduced days of work, Indeed’s Meaning of Work report, says salary is still the top rated element of an employment package [cited by 57%], but work life balance comes a close second with those who prioritise work-life balance saying they would be happy to earn £6,000 less annually than those who did not put this as their primary concern.

The survey also found that three in 10 (31%) respondents are unhappy with their current level of pay, and 52% would consider leaving their job if their pay does not increase in the next one to two years.


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