Working time is a crucial element of working conditions and the question of how long we spend on the job has always been fundamental.

Autonomy is the world’s leading research organisation on this topic – specialising in working time reduction strategy, policy and consultancy. How can we achieve shorter working weeks for all, as part of a wider socio-economic shift? 


From pilot design and management, to economic modelling and coalition building, we have successfully brought the topic of a ‘shorter working week’ to the top of many agendas.

Watch coverage of our four-day week pilot project for UK organisations

We have worked with governments, leading third sector actors and industry in the UK, Spain, Germany, the U.S. and beyond. We bring a wealth of experience from 6 years of dedicated research, experiment and consultancy in the fied.


We currently coordinate the European Working Time Network. Read the newsletter here

Read our research on shorter working weeks:

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