WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER: The 4-Day Workweek
The largest study, ever, of the effects of a four-day workweek on workers, suggests that it’s a great idea.
The study involved thousands of employees, across Great Britain. It has concluded that many of them felt healthier, happier and more productive, when they switched to a four day workweek from the traditional five days.
The workers committed to working 80% of their usual hours, but maintaining 100% of their productivity, according to a report from CNN.
So, has the work been getting done? So far, productivity has actually increased from the previous “100%,” in many cases.
- Would you agree to a four-day workweek if it meant doing as much work as you now do in five days?
- What if the deal was four long days instead of five eight-hour days?
- Would you take a four-day workweek even if it meant a pay cut?