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How a four-day week could boost your business

Webinar - May 20, 2022 at 8:00am - 8:55am


The past two years have forced organisations and employees to rethink what work-life balance looks like, and what it will look like once more people return to the office.  

While many New Zealand businesses are now offering remote working and flexible hours, there’s also another format gaining traction – the four-day work week.  

Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes made global headlines in 2018 when he introduced a four-day work week and continued paying employees for five days. This resulted in a 20% lift in employee productivity, a 27% reduction in work stress levels, and a 45% increase in employee work-life balance. It proved to be a win-win for employees and employers. 

Since then Barnes has written the book The 4 Day Week and co-founded 4 Day Week Global, a not-for-profit community for people who support the idea of a four-day week as a part of the future of work. The organisation encourages businesses, employees, researchers and government to all play their part in creating a new way of working to improve business productivity, worker health outcomes, stronger families and communities, challenge the gender equality issue, and work towards a more sustainable work environment. 

Join us at this webinar to learn more from Andrew Barnes about the benefits and challenges of implementing a four-day week and ask him questions.  

About the presenter 

Innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation and industry digitisation. Most recently, in New Zealand, Andrew triggered a revolution of the entire fiduciary and legal services industries, and the transformation he has led as the founder of Perpetual Guardian has positive implications both locally and globally, as evidenced by his announcement of the four-day week, which made headlines around the world. 

The result has seen him establish 4 Day Week Global and the 4 Day Week Global Foundation with his partner Charlotte Lockhart. Their vision is to provide an environment for companies, researchers and interested parties to connect and advance the idea as part of the future of work. He is on the advisory boards of both the US and Ireland 4 Day Week campaigns and the board of the newly created Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University. 


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