Scotland has officially begun piloting a four-day work week policy without any pay cuts, following the steps of both Iceland and New Zealand.
🎉 a few months ago, we switched to a 4 day work week. what we noticed:— fantastic ms. 💉 (@fox) August 27, 2021
✅ no productivity loss
✅ better work-life balance
✅ higher quality of work
if a team of 3 supporting thousands of customers can do it, can you too? here’s our experience. #4DWWhttps://t.co/rrqjpHCUrJ
Pandemic Effect on Work in Scotland
The changes in working practices due to the pandemic have inspired IPPR Scotland, Scotland's progressive think tank, to conduct a survey on a four-day work week on 2,203 people aged between 16 and 65.
The research found out that 80 percent of Scottish people think that slashing days of work without any pay cuts would have a positive effect on their well-being thus be more productive.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) allocated £10 million (over $13 million) to fund companies who opted to test this theory shifting to a four-day week.
Other countries like Iceland and New Zealand have already shifted to fewer working hours and so have seen positive experiences citing more productivity boost and motivation among workers.
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