Major companies like Medibank and Unilever have already started adopting the four-day work week, following the 100:80:100 model. This means workers can still receive 100% of their salary while working 80% of the time if they achieve 100% of their business outcomes.

Bunnings is also jumping on the trend. Their in-store and trade centre teams, South Australia included, have the new arrangement as part of their enterprise agreement that is coming into effect on November 13th.

Across the globe, workplaces that have adopted the new arrangement have reported less employee burnout and greater productivity.

Experts have predicted that at least one-third of Australian businesses will switch over the next five years. If the benefits remain mutual, it will be a major win for both workers and employees.