Unilever workers will never return to their desks full-time, boss Alan Jope has said. The consumer goods group chief said Unilever would adopt a “hybrid” model, claiming five days a week in the office seemed “very old-fashioned now”.
This is following last years announced by Unilever that it would pilot a four-day working week during a year-long trial in New Zealand. The Dove soap, Marmite and Lipton tea owner said it was exploring what the results could mean for Unilever "on a broader scale in the future".
Unilever would give all 81 staff members at its New Zealand offices the chance to work four days a week without impacting their pay to assess working practices for its 155,000 employees globally.