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Today is ‘National 4pm Finish Friday’ as Brit workers prepare for an early weekend

THE weekend will start early for thousands of Brits today as bosses across the country embrace National 4pm Finish Day.

Excited workers are preparing for an early weekend whether they plan to hit the pub, gym or just have an extra hour at home.

Red Bull is encouraging bosses to give their staff an early start to the weekend.

Red Bull is behind the scheme, which it claims will improve productivity by encouraging people to work smart so they can leave their desks early. Thousands of Brits will leave work early for National 4pm Finish Day

The drinks company will be sharing its tips for productive working through the day to help people get away at 4pm.

Red Bull said: “#4pmFinish isn’t about slacking off, it’s about being more productive.

“That’s why we’ve surveyed a range of experts – including a scientist, an ex-sports star and a range of successful entrepreneurs – for their tips on clearing your in-tray.”

There may be some science behind the publicity stunt, with previous studies showing the benefits of six-hour work days.

Experts have claimed the move to a shorter working day could boost productivity and happiness.

Staff at Oxford University’s Sleep And Circadian Neuroscience Institute have also carried out research, which seems to support a more relaxed working approach – saying a 9am clock-on is at odds with our internal body clocks and it would be better for staff to begin work at 10am.

Credit: The Sun



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