A survey of 10,000 users of Russia-based jobs platform Avito Rabota has found that a significantly majority were of the opinion that a four-day working week would help to improve work-life balance and avoid burnout.

Among those polled, about half were fully employed, 10% worked flexible hours, 8% worked shifts and 7% worked reduced hours.

A majority supported the initiative of some Russian legislators to move to a four-day working week, provided their wages were not cut. Younger workers believed such an arrangement would improve both their own productivity and the performance of their companies.

Support for a four-day working week was found to be weakest among those who were already on reduced or flexible hours.

A pilot scheme in a Russia-based bank in early 2023 found that three quarters of staff met their weekly targets in a four-day cycle, while 20% exceeded them.

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