What started as internal conversation has ended up being a regular topic in the New York Times, BBC, CNBC, TVNZ, Daily Mail, New Zealand Herald and countless other media across Asia Pacific. The conversation has engaged more than 4.5 billion people across the world in more than 60 countries, and resulted in a TEDx Talk on the subject, and the founder presenting to the New Zealand and UK Governments on the future of work. It has become a global movement, with companies and organisations across the world following suit.
Led by Andrew Barnes, the Four-Day Week revolutionised how more than 240 staff at local fiduciary services company Perpetual Guardian worked. An initial eight-week trial, whose results were measured by two independent academic researchers, led to the full implementation of a very different working week - one much more fit to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the age of climate change than the 19th-century model of the five-day week.