After conducting two large-scale studies with more than 2,500 workers, Iceland deemed its four-day work week trial “shows that the public sector is ripe for being a pioneer of shorter working weeks.”
“This study shows that the world’s largest-ever trial of a shorter working week in the public sector was by all measures an overwhelming success,” Autonomy’s director of research Will Stronge said in a release.
Stronge continued, saying Iceland has taken a step toward a four-day workweek, “providing a great real-life example for Local Councils and those in the UK public sector considering implementing it here in the UK.”
Another researcher at Alda, Gudmundur D. Haraldsson, said Icelandic’s shorter workweek proves possible to work less in modern times.
“Our roadmap to a shorter working week in the public sector should be of interest to anyone who wishes to see working hours reduced,” Haraldsson said.