Four Day Week: the good, the bad, and the utopian

Four Day Week: the good, the bad, and the utopian

Join our panel as they discuss the benefits and challenges of this revolutionary approach to work.

We're going to be discussing the benefits and challenges of this revolutionary approach to work, and our panel of experts from different industries will share their insights and experiences on the topic – whether they be good, bad or utopian.

We’ll be discussing the potential benefits of a shorter workweek, such as improved work-life balance, increased productivity, and decreased stress levels. They will also explore the challenges of implementing such a program, including potential resistance from employers, the need to redefine productivity and success metrics, and the impact on employee compensation and benefits.

The panel will provide a platform for attendees to engage with the experts and ask questions, allowing for a lively and informative discussion on both the pros and cons.


6pm - Doors open, drinks and networking

6.30pm - Talk begins

7.30pm - Talk ends

7.30pm - 8.30pm - Drinks and networking

Joe Ryle is Director of the 4 Day Week Campaign, Media and Comms Lead for the think tank Autonomy and a former Labour Party press officer and adviser to former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP.

Mark Downs has been Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) since its inception in 2009. RSB is the national body for biology covering all its disciplines from the molecular sciences to whole organisms to ecosystems with 17,000 individual members and eighty-five organisational members. It is both a charity and a professional body providing training, professional recognition, degree accreditation, career advice, policy advice to governments and public engagement across the UK nations.

Turath Alsaraf has been Global Operations & Experience Manager at Everledger for almost two years with over 25 years of operational experience working for a variety of industries, companies and charities.

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Four Day Week: the good, the bad, and the utopian
Four Day Week: the good, the bad, and the utopian
Date and Time:

Tuesday, 23rd May 2023

17:00 - 19:00