The BPCC’s HR policy group and invited guests met at the offices of CBRE on 30 June to take a close look at the prospects for a four-day working week. After a welcome and introduction from Małgorzata Niewińska, head of workplace strategy & change management at CBRE, the BPCC’s chief advisor, Michael Dembinski, gave details of a six-month trial that has currently started in the UK, involving 200 firms. The idea is to pay employees 100% of their salaries for working 80% of the week, providing they commit to carrying out 100% of the work currently done in a five-day week. This is the ‘100-80-100’ model, promoted by 4 Day Week Global, an NGO. Critics, however, say that without a control group to test productivity against a control group, the pilot, which encompasses more than 3,000 employees across diverse business sectors, is more a demonstration than an accurate study.