THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The 4-day-week – the future or a fantasy?
Tuesday 27 September, 18:30 for 19:00 – 21:30
June this year saw the beginning of a global trial of a 4-day work week, which will be monitored by academics from Oxford and Cambridge. In the UK alone over 70 companies are offering a 4-day week to 3,300 employees. Atom Bank has made a feature of offering a 4-day week. It sounds appealing but can it work? In China successful Alibaba entrepreneur Jack Ma has praised the (officially illegal and much criticised) ‘996’ working culture – from 9 am to 9 pm 6 days a week. How can western economies compete on a 4-day week?
Our panellists who will discuss this current topic are:
Luke Adair is a financial analyst at AtomBank, one of the 70 companies across the UK participating in the global 4-day week trial.
Tim Grimes is a “flexible working activist” and Co-founder of WorkYourWay, one of the industry’s leading platforms that focuses on highly-skilled flexible and part-time recruitment.
Darren Huntley is a Deployment Specialist at 4-day Work Week. Darrell specialises in flexible working across a range of sectors.
Caspar Mackay (MBA 02D) is Director of Credit at Charity Bank Limited, which is participating in the global 4-day week trial.
Moderator: Helen Hallpike (MBA 89D), Lecturer in Remuneration, King’s College London and Kingston University Business School.