Insights from a behavioural scientist: ‘Why a four-day working week is better for the workforce and the employer’

Behaviour scientist Dr Dale Whelehan, based in Dublin, researches mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and says a four-day work week can help reduce stress and burnout, with no loss on productivity

Behaviour scientist Dr Dale Whelehan is involved with the Four Day Week Ireland campaign. Photo: Frank McGrath

Dr Dale Whelehan

‘As a doctor of behavioural sciences, I’m driven in my work to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people. Considering we spend a third of our adult life in work, I’ve become particularly interested in how the workplace enables the workforce to be happy and healthy.