Gen Z and the four-day week

At this session, we will explore the results of a survey being conducted by the EICN on global and regional talent trends, looking in particular at the impact of a four-day work week, as well as the experiences of Generation Z employees in adapting to the modern working environment.

About the event

Almost 60 years after The Beatles released their hit "Eight Days a Week", the prospect of a four-day workweek for some looks not merely tantalising but realistic. In the workplace landscape after covid-19, more and more members of Generation Z (roughly people born between 1997 and 2012) are looking for opportunities to reduce the time they spend at work, whether that be in the office or even remotely from home or a coffee shop.

EICN recently conducted a large-scale survey – targeting both its executive membership and also Gen Z employees – to gauge the impact of a four-day work week in global workforces, as well as the experiences of younger workers in adapting to the post-pandemic working environment.

During this event, we will present the results of this cross-cultural survey and discuss what its implications are for our human resources and management teams going forward. Are companies in Japan already making adjustments? Or is it business as usual? Are young job applicants voting with their feet by making a shorter work week a priority in choosing where to take up employment offers? Join us in May as we try to unpack it all.


Andy Hata

Strategic Advisor, YouGov Sports; Vice President of International and General Manager, San-En NeoPhoenix

Yuya Yoshida

Founder and CEO, HARTi Inc

Vivian Tokai

Director, North Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


Times below are shown as GMT+9

08:00 – 08:20 – Registration and Networking

08:20 – 09:30 – Panel discussion and Q&A


Our events are typically closed-door and reserved for members only. As such, please note that guest spaces are extremely limited and subject to availability and suitability. To request to attend this event, please fill out the form below and a member of our staff will be in contact with you shortly.