After a four-day work week, more companies aren’t going back
The five-day, 9-5 work week has been commonplace within the US for a very long time. Whereas employees need a shorter work week to spend time with family members and simply plain reside life, we’ve solely simply begun testing them out. There’s nice information for the way forward for this notion, nevertheless, as a result of most corporations which have begun a four-day work week say they’re by no means going again. If the concept of spending much less hours within the workplace and extra time at residence seems like bliss, you’re in for a deal with (and hopefully a giant shift in our future workforce.)
In what’s often called the biggest four-day work week trial, dozens of firms participated to see simply what a shorter work week can do for workers and employers alike. The vast majority of individuals concerned within the research reported that they liked it a lot that they’ve determined to maintain it! 15% of the staff included in it even stated they can’t be satisfied to return to a regular five-day work week.
There have been shut to three,000 staff that took half within the research, which was organized by 4 Day Week Global and researchers like Boston School and the College of Cambridge. This research may very well be pivotal in serving to different firms gear up for testing shorter work weeks, that’s, in the event that they’re open to it. We’ve seen the opinions of significantly older CEOs that aren’t essentially on board with newer work concepts, like going totally distant. The factor is, a four-day work week is useful for them, too.
On the finish of the research, not solely was it reported that staff had higher sleep, however firm income additionally stayed “broadly the identical.” It even rose by about 35% (after the six-month research) compared to comparable intervals throughout earlier years. Resignations additionally decreased. Who would’ve guessed?
Of the 61 firms examined, 56 stated they not solely appreciated the four-day work week, however would use it going ahead. Solely three firms didn’t plan to proceed with the plan sooner or later.