9 Countries With Four-Days Work Week

From Europe to Asia, explore how these countries prioritize employee well-being and productivity by implementing a four-day work week.


The Dutch work an average of 29 hours each week, reflecting a focus on work-life balance and productivity.


Danes work around 33 hours weekly, emphasizing a balanced work culture & efficiency in their professional lives.


The Finnish workweek averages 34.7 hours, aligning with a commitment to employee well-being & productivity.


Starting in November 2022, employees in Belgium have the option to work a 4-day week without pay cuts, providing them with more flexibility in work hours.

United Arab Emirates

 UAE government employees can opt for a 4-day workweek from July 2023.

Following a successful trial from 2015–2019, 90% of employees are benefiting from reduced hours & flexible schedules.


Spain exercises pilot programs & explore shorter workweeks across various companies,anticipating results by 2024.



Australian companies have also taken part in trial programs to test out different workweek schedules and see if they have any advantages.


Encouraged by the government, Japanese companies are experimenting with shorter workweeks to explore potential advantages in productivity & well-being.

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