Organisations around the globe are adopting shorter working weeks in order to create healthier, happier workplace environments.
Introducing shorter working hours in your organisation
Our aim is help forward-thinking firms transition to new working time arrangements.
We provide a bespoke advice, planning and evaluation service to make shorter working weeks work for you and your organisation.
- The most experienced workplace consultancy in this field
- More research and policy experience in this area than any other organisation
- A friendly, efficient service, built off dozens of previous pilots
India has spent several years working in consultancy both in the UK and internationally – specialising in stakeholder engagement and project management. She studied history at university and has a passion for fighting climate change. On her three-day weekends, Indy enjoys swimming and the occasional trip to France.
Kyle co-founded Autonomy in 2017 and leads the working time consultancy. His background is in philosophy and, in a previous life, has been a lecturer in the subject. Kyle has two daughters – Peggy and Ruby.
Tatiana is the Head of Development within the team, with eight years of experience spanning public and private sectors. Her academic interests include theories of political agency and the dynamics of city spaces. She spends her four-day working weeks between Paris, Cambridge, and the Atlantic seaside.
Will is Autonomy’s Director of Research and co-founder. He holds a PhD in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Brighton and is currently writing a book on the future of work. In his free time, Will enjoys graphic novels and improving his Italian.
Grace has spent several years working in economic policy focused on envisioning a new economy. Grace studied political science and women’s studies in university and holds a Masters of Public Policy from the London School of Economics. Grace spends her three day weekends attending contemporary dance classes, hosting international feminist nights, and finding sun wherever she can in London.
What we offer
- We can design a shorter working week trial suited to your organisation.
- We work with your staff in order to find the best fit with your working practices.
- We use industry standard tools to track and evaluate results.
- Our extensive research in this area equips us with the knowledge to help you.
Contact us to find out how your organisation can make use of our services:
"Bringing rigour, professionalism and a sense of calm to the process"
"They were highly attentive to our needs in their advice and evaluation"
What our clients say:
“Before we took the plunge and dived into the uncharted waters of a four-day week, we knew we’d need a grown up to hold our hand throughout the trial. Autonomy were the perfect calming influence, bringing rigour, professionalism and a sense of calm to the process. Thanks to Will and Kyle we did everything by the book and came out the other side confident that a 4-day week was the way forward for us as a company. Cheers guys!”
– Big Potato Games, London
“In particular their support in the development of the policies and practices needed to ensure our 6 month pilot was as successful as possible was very helpful. They were highly attentive to our needs in their advice and evaluation, as well as being efficient and a pleasure to work with. We consider the shorter working week to be a success on many fronts so far and we have extended the initial 6 month pilot by another 6 months, so that we can be fully assured of the results, which currently demonstrate improved productivity and staff wellbeing.”
– Mike Podmore, STOPAIDS Director
“Autonomy’s expertise during our four day week trial was invaluable in helping us to support our team, ensuring that everyone’s voices were heard. Their evaluation and analysis of the data including workshop, survey and timesheet data helped us to better understand the impact of the four day week for our work at CLES. It has also been crucial in helping us and the CLES Board of Trustees to make informed decisions about the future and excitingly, we have now introduced the four-day week as a permanent way of working!”
– Sarah Longlands, CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies.
“As you’d hope, it advanced our understanding of both the theory and practice of moving towards a four-day week pilot. But our discussions have also encouraged much deeper conversations about our business in general, which I believe will lead to lasting change.”
– CEO, creative agency