Leading UK universities Oxford and Cambridge have begun trials at work four days a week instead of six.
According to the International News Agency, the employees of the British camera company “Canon” will now work only 4 days from Monday to Thursday instead of 5 or 6 days a week.
The camera maker has taken the initiative to be part of trials at Oxford and Cambridge universities. These trials will continue for 6 months.
The purpose of the 4-day-a-week work trial is to assess the positive changes and increase in productivity of employees due to reduced working hours.
The four-day-a-week work campaign was run by a social organization, after which Oxford, Cambridge, Boston and think tanks joined the campaign.
Canon, a world-renowned camera maker, has announced that it will be part of a six-month trial of the university’s participation in the campaign.
Earlier, a four-and-a-half-day working formula was also implemented in the United Arab Emirates. Monday to Thursday are full days while Friday is given half day.
Institutions in the UAE have been given the option of work-from-home instead of half-day on Fridays, but in the UAE, two-and-a-half days a week is said to be the sixth purpose of promoting tourism.