The 2023 4 day workweek pilot is a coordinated, six-month trial of a 4 day workweek, with no loss in pay for employees supported by our partner organization, the 4 Day Week Global Foundation. The 2022 pilot was uniformly successful for participating employers and covered extensively in the press, including CNN, CNBC, Forbes, and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Who should participate?
Organizations who are interested in productivity-focused, reduced-hour working, or those who have considering trialling or introducing a 4 day workweek. You will have unparalleled access to the expertise, tools and resources you need to run a smooth and successful trial.
What is involved?
The 4 day workweek pilot program is divided into two phases:
Phase 1: Planning
During this phase, 4 Day Week will help you choose a schedule that works for your organization, define what success looks like, create a communication strategy and help prepare you to deal with a variety of potential scenarios. You will know how to outline your proposed 4 day workweek and have a bank of written scenarios and responses, metrics and KPIs to track progress, and talking points and emails for keeping stakeholders informed. You will also participate in our global research program so you can benchmark your organization for your own information and see how you compare with others in your community.
Phase 2: Trial
During this phase, 4 Day Week will support you in redesigning the workday, improving technology use and the overall work culture. You will receive guidance on adapting meetings and tools, experimenting with new practices and updating daily calendars. You will also receive support in reforming culture documents and practices. The pilot program includes a library of constantly updated courses and facilitated workshops, one-on-one support, and weekly office hours.
What does it involve?
To put you and your organization in the best position to succeed, the pilot includes:
While there is a general pathway for the pilot, it is flexible. We want you to be able to adapt things according to what’s happening in your world, with your employees and your organization’s specific requirements.
What is the timeline?