New Study Shows 4-Day Work Weeks Are Successful

The dream of a four day work week could be reality if companies follow the example of a New Zealand business. Perpetual Guardian manages estates, trusts and wills. They gave their 240 employees four-day work weeks in March and April. They only worked 32 hours but were paid for 40. Researchers studied the results. They said the workers were more productive, more creative and work attendance was better. There were no long breaks. The employees also came back from their time off more refreshed.    Part of the findings discovered that the employees weren't working efficiently before the cut in hours. 2 hour meetings were shortened to 30 minutes and employees created signals to notify fellow workers that they needed to focus on a current task. 

Would you prefer a four day work week? I know I definitely would LOL! But, how about if your company said you have to work longer hours to compensate. Would you still be for it?

 

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