White Paper: the four-day week: guidelines for an outcome-based trial: raising productivity and engagement


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Perpetual Guardian (Firm)
Coulthard Barnes (Firm); Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland; Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (Firm)


Perpetual Guardian set out to test assumptions about productivity through a company-wide trial, the results of which have made headlines around the world. This paper contains practical guidelines and considerations for those considering flexible working arrangements (FWAs), including: five recent case studies (with links to video interviews) of business leaders and employees who have experienced the Four-Day Week trial and are responsible for managing the policy across large teams; key recommendations for preparing to trial FWAs; calculating the benefits to stakeholders, including...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Innovation; Workforce development; Employment; Economics; Industry; Culture and society

Keywords: Work life balance; Job satisfaction; Wellbeing; Productivity; Working conditions; Recommendations; Pilot project; Industrial structure; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: [New Zealand]: Coulthard Barnes and Perpetual Guardian, 2019

Physical description: 49 p.

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Also called: White Paper 2019: the four-day week

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 136.377

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