Source | www.rte.ie
Global consumer goods giant Unilever said today it was poised to try out a four-day working week for all its New Zealand employees.
Unilever said all 81 staff members at its offices across New Zealand will be able to participate in the trial, which starts next week and will run for 12 months until December next year.
The employees will be paid for five days while working just four.
Unilever’s New Zealand managing director Nick Bangs said the aim was to change the way work is done, not increase the working hours on four days.
“If we end up in a situation where the team is working four extended days then we miss the point of this,” he said.
“We don’t want our team to have really long days, but to bring material change in the way they work,” he added.