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Spain to launch trial of four-day working week

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    monarda
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    I found this bit interesting:

    I found this bit interesting:

    While the exact details of the pilot will be hashed out with the government, his party has proposed a three-year, €50m project that would allow companies to trial reduced hours with minimal risk. The costs of a company’s foray into the four-day work week, for example, could be covered at 100% the first year, 50% the second year and 33% the third year.

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    1. Gatonegro
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      That's one way of getting the ball rolling, I suppose. From what I've seen, the vast majority of companies will not touch an experiment like this one with a 10 ft pole if there's even the tiniest...

      That's one way of getting the ball rolling, I suppose. From what I've seen, the vast majority of companies will not touch an experiment like this one with a 10 ft pole if there's even the tiniest chance that it might hurt their bottom line, and no amount of research showing that people perform better at their jobs when they're not exhausted will convince them otherwise. So an "insurance policy" of sorts is probably a good way of getting companies on board.

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