Sharjah’s new four-day working week has improved government performance and reduced accidents by 40%, study finds

During its meeting, the SEC discussed several government issues on the agenda and reviewed the progress of work in numerous sectors and development projects in various cities and regions of the emirate.

Council was briefed on the study assessing the application of the new weekly working system in Sharjah government and its impact on the progress of government work.

The study focused on the impact of the new experience across several government entities, including the police sector, the environment, human resources and the financial sector.

According to the study, the application of the new weekly work system has contributed to an increase in many indicators and positive factors related to the work environment and employee productivity, such as indicators of work quality, efficiency, productivity, timeliness and employee levels and customer satisfaction increased.

The results indicate that traffic accidents and fatalities have decreased by up to 40% compared to the first quarter of 2021, with a decrease in serious injuries.

The new work system has also improved the financial performance of government agencies, based on financial analysis and comparison of expenditures, revenues and other financial factors.

In the environmental sector, the study showed that the period of implementation of the new work system saw a decrease in the percentage of emissions of various gases, including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

The council has led a follow-up study and evaluation of indicators related to the weekly work system until the end of this year to identify and reinforce the positive aspects and improve the negative aspects, while ensuring appropriate solutions .

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