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344 Companies With 4-Day Work Weeks (May 2024)

During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers logged 80-100 hours per week. But in 1926, Henry Ford popularized the 40-hour work week after he found that working more barely yielded an increase in productivity. It was a breakthrough in how we work. But it was also nearly one hundred years ago. Just like how Henry Ford implemented the five-day work, today’s visionary companies have implemented four-day…

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22 Countries With 4-Day Work Weeks (Trial, Proposal, Law)

This post was originally written on January 3, 2022. Every time a notable four-day work week country announcement comes out, we update the post. Most recently, this post was updated on March 14, 2024. Here are all of the countries with four-day weeks in some form. They’ve either 1) implemented a four-day work week law, 2) proposed a new bill, or 3) are trialing it…

4/10 Work Schedule: The Complete Guide [2024]

What is the 4/10 work schedule? The 4/10 work schedule consists of four, ten-hour work days (typically Monday – Thursday) followed by a three-day weekend (typically Friday – Sunday).   Since you’re reading this article, I can assume you’ve made the giant step of questioning your standard work week. And it looks like you may want to learn more about the 4/10 work schedule. In…

4-Day Work Week Schedule Examples (There Are Only These 5)

If you’re looking to introduce a new, four-day work week schedule for your company, there are really only three existing, practiced options: 32 hours over four days, 40 hours over four days (also known as the 4-10 or compressed schedule), or a seasonal four-day work week (Fridays off in the summer). But since I’m guessing you might be looking for something like the four-day work week to…

Reshaping The Work Week w/ Joe O’Connor [VIDEO]

 Joe O’Connor is one of the world’s foremost experts on the shorter work week. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Work Time Reduction, a consulting and research organization that specializes in shorter work week models and outcomes-focused working. Prior to Work Time Reduction, as the CEO of 4 Day Week Global, Joe developed the world’s first pilot program of the four-day work week….

The Global Status Of The 4-Day Work Week Heading Into 2024

The four-day work week is gaining traction worldwide on a number of fronts, privately and publicly. Many organizations have implemented a four-day week in the past few years, some companies are trialing one as we write this, and a handful of countries are proposing legislation for reduced working hours.   Let’s take a closer look at the status of the four-day work week as 2024 approaches….

The 32-Hour Work Week Moves Mainstream [Oct 2023]

What is a 32-hour work week? The most common 32-hour work week is Monday – Thursday, eight hours per day. The 32-hour work week differs from the four-day work week which may consist of four 10-hour workdays. The 32-hour work week preserves the customary eight-hour workday; it simply features one fewer workday per week.   I’ve worked 32 hours per week since January 2020, first…

Sleep, Work, & The 4-Day Week With Dr. Dale Whelehan [VIDEO]

I’m joined today by Dr. Dale Whelehan who is the CEO at 4 Day Week Global. Dale is also a lecturer at the Graduate business school of University College Dublin and the founder of BehaviorDoc. Early in his career, Dale completed a PhD in behavior science focusing on the impact of sleep deprivation and fatigue on surgeons. 4 Day Week Global is a non-profit that…

Does Scotland Have A 4-Day Work Week? (Status: Trialing)

Does Scotland have a 4-day work week? No. Scotland does not have a four-day work week. In September of 2023, the Scottish government committed to a trial of the four-day work week by the end of the calendar year. Why are people talking about a 4-day work week in Scotland? Scotland’s 2023 Trial Promise On September 5, 2023, Humza Yousaf, First Minister of Scotland, outlined…

4-Day Work Week: The Complete Overview

The 40-hour work week is so ingrained in office culture that most business leaders don’t even think about it. But maybe you should. Henry Ford developed the 40-hour, five-day workweek nearly 100 years ago. And it would be an understatement to say that business — and the way we do business — has changed since then. The 40-hour week may still be right for your…