Work-life balance | Why Unilever is trialling a four-day work week

Why Unilever is trialling a four-day work week

The five-day working week is deeply ingrained in western culture. A Monday-to-Friday 9-to-5 schedule is practically unspoken law across the UK, with just two days to unwind and take care of physical and mental wellbeing at the weekend.

However, with the compounded stress of the coronavirus pandemic, and the unmitigated success of the almost universal uptake of remote working – which goes against another deeply-ingrained culture of office-based presence – does the five-day working week really work?

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