The Pros and Cons of a 4-Day Workweek
All eyes are on the U.K.
According to 51% of employees, they can do their jobs to their fullest potential in 40 hours or less
In 85% of the survey responses, respondents said it was logistically possible to work four days a week
A 4-day workweek was cited as a benefit by 94% of respondents
Approximately 28% of full-time employees would consider a four-day week in exchange for a pay cut
What is a Four-Day Workweek?
The Pros of a Four-Day Workweek
Physical and mental well-being is improved.
It has improved employee engagement.
Downtime is reduced.
We have increased employee attraction and retention.
A smaller carbon footprint.
The Cons of a Four-Day Workweek
There is a cost.
It decreased customer satisfaction.
Not everyone can participate.
Should You Adopt a Four-Day Workweek?
Clearly define your goals
Make sure your goals are achievable within a shorter work week
Tasks should be prioritized and reevaluated
Keep interruptions and distractions to a minimum
Don’t measure hours, measure outcomes
Automate more tasks
Create a culture that emphasizes human creativity
Work-based social events should be limited
Meetings should be reduced and shortened
Pay employees as usual
Regularly solicit feedback from employees
Don’t micromanage your team
Experiment and learn from your mistakes