Media mentions

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

The Week in Good News

The New York Times, 26 July 2018

Not all news is bad news. The four-day working week study by Professor Jarrod Haar featured in The New York Times' Week of Good News. See the extended article here.


Develop a career with purpose

YUDU, n.d.

AUT Senior Lecturer and member of the wellbeing group at NZWRI, Dr Margie Elley-Brown, says the first step towards a career with purpose is to determine what is important to you.


What makes graduates employable?

YUDU, n.d.

Employability is something all tertiary students need to work on from their first paper to the workplace. AUT Senior Lecturer and member of the wellbeing group at NZWRI, Dr Margie Elley-Brown, has noticed a surprisingly large number of students lack experience with job-preparation.


Working four-day weeks for five days' pay? Research shows it pays off

The Conversation, 25 July 2018

Analysis of the four-day week trial showed that employees felt better about their job, were more engaged, and generally reported greater work-life balance and less stress - all while maintaining the same level of productivity.


Four-day work week called 'resounding success' after New Zealand company's experiment

ABC7 Eyewitness News, 23 July 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar measured the experiment's impact on a variety of factors like productivity, employee stress levels and work-life balance.


Company that tried four-day work week says it was a 'resounding success'

Fox59 News, 22 July 2018

A company in New Zealand that tested four-day work week says the experiment was so successful that it wants to make it permanent. Employees all reported greater productivity, better work-life balance and lower stress levels from working one less day a week.


A New Zealand company tried a four-day work week. It was a 'resounding success'

CBS 4 News, 22 July 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar, one of the researchers who conducted the trial, said the key to the experiment's success was the staff input as "they were given the freedom to design things". This could become a "revolutionary way to work".


Four-day working week trial at Perpetual Guardian a success, boss wants to make it permanent

NZ Herald, 22 July 2018

The Kiwi boss who trialled giving his staff a full salary for four days' work says it was a success and that he wants it to become permanent at his Auckland company.


The four-day work week is good for business

FastCompany, 20 July 2018

After spending two months testing a 20% shorter week, a New Zealand company found its employees happier, more focused, and producing the same amount of work.


4-day workweek is a success, New Zealand experiment finds

MSN, 20 July 2018

If productivity is plummeting in the work place, the solution might be simple: Make the work week shorter. A study conducted by Professor Jarrod Haar showed the success of a four day working week.


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