Work-life balance

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UK workers: do you and your partner’s shifts clash?
Whether you work the graveyard shift or days, we would like to speak to people in the UK who work opposite shifts from their partner

Guardian community team

24, Jan, 2023 @11:04 AM

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Senedd committee backs four-day working week trial in Wales
Government called on to conduct pilot in public sector with employees working four-day week for same pay

Steven Morris

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Work less, live more: is it time to end the five-day week?
Research shows that working fewer hours can be far more productive. Richard Godwin clocks on to find out if it’s true

Richard Godwin

22, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Most managers believe flexible working helps productivity, UK study shows
Managers have embraced hybrid working but many still think long hours are needed for career progress

Rachel Hall

09, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The moral case for better jobs and fairer pay | Letter
Letter: Being paid adequately for our work is vital for us to feel valued and be productive, says Prof Chris Warhurst

22, Dec, 2022 @5:13 PM

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What Jacob Rees-Mogg, Alan Sugar and the Daily Mail get wrong about home working | André Spicer
While the right rails against ‘lazy layabouts’ and ‘woke workplaces’, workers know productivity and happiness can improve, says professor of organisational behaviour André Spicer

André Spicer

21, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sleeping in the office is making a comeback? Elon Musk would approve – but what about having a life? | Emma Beddington
I love my job so much that I’d do it even if I won the lottery. But you have to draw the line somewhere

Emma Beddington

27, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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A hundred UK companies sign up for four-day week with no loss of pay
Thousands of employees to be moved permanently to four days in policy described as ‘transformative’

Jasper Jolly

27, Nov, 2022 @2:13 PM

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With the global economy on the rocks, quiet quitting is no longer a thing | Arwa Mahdawi
Endless pieces have been written about slacking off at work. But now it emerges even the poster boy for the idea is back toiling 50 hours a week, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

02, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I can’t work in the office safely’: the over-50s leaving the UK labour force
The number of economically inactive 50- to 64-year-olds has shot up. Some can simply afford to retire – but many have long Covid or other health issues

Heather Stewart

02, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Australian workers at global company to trial four-day week after success of New Zealand pilot
Unilever’s NZ employees received 100% of their pay, reported a 33% reduction in stress and absenteeism dropped 34%

Josh Taylor

01, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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A four-day week is already changing British lives: my new bill could make it open to all | Peter Dowd
A trial is proving just how beneficial a shorter week is – both for workers and for businesses, says Labour MP Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd

17, Oct, 2022 @11:45 AM

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