The education sector has already wised up to the benefits of giving Wednesday afternoons off for pupils to recharge. Many schools, colleges and universities across Europe have been offering sports options or free hours on Wednesday afternoons for years.
Taking a short break on Wednesday afternoons to boost wellbeing and productivity is also an approach that is supported by psychologists and behaviour experts.
We conducted research amongst 500 UK organisations by CensusWide in November 2018 and found that:
90% of businesses are actively looking for ways to improve productivity in their organisation
Over half of businesses say a four day week with Friday off would not benefit their company
80% of businesses believe giving Wednesday afternoon off would improve employee productivity
70% of business owners would consider trialling a Wednesday Off-ternoon immediately