Support to bring the four-day week to your organisation
As the most experienced workplace consultancy in this field, we provide a bespoke advice, planning and evaluation service to make shorter working weeks work for you and your organisation.
Scoping and diagnostics
Deep-dive analysis of your organisation's workplace performance and four-day week potential.
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 ten 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. She holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Cambridge.
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 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
“[Autonomy’s] 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