These companies ran an experiment: Pay workers their full salary to work fewer days.
Companies in the United Kingdom are about to complete the biggest trial of a four-day work week ever undertaken, anywhere in the world.
The program's thesis was a provocative one: that for six months, these companies would reduce their workers' hours by 20%, to 32 hours a week, but continue to pay them 100% of their pay.
They include financial firms, recruiters, consultants, health care companies and even a fish and chip shop (this is Britain, after all).
The same pay for less time at work?
From the moment the five-day week was adopted as the industry standard, about a century ago, we've been talking about spending less time at work.
What Terry says the workplace really needs — along with the workers who work in it — is to become more flexible. »