Do you think a four-day work week is a good idea?
I've seen a lot of articles circling around about the benefits of a four-day work week, and I'm interested to hear the business.com community's thoughts on the idea. Would your business ever consider offering a four-day work week? Why or why not?
I’m definitely in favor of that. I work four 10-hour days and I absolutely love my schedule. I get a three-day weekend every week, giving me time to run errands and relax–not one or the other! When I come back to work after my three days off, I feel more refreshed. Granted, I work very close to my home, so getting to work at 7 am isn’t as difficult for me as it might be for other folks.
Our company began with a free work schedule. There was no attachment to working time and flow. I can’t say that it was effective. After we completely reorganized our process, which gave an impetus to the development of the company. We started to practice a 4-day work week since the beginning of the year. We added 2 hours per working day and added 15 minutes of a break... Now the workflow is well configured. The staff is very pleased with such a schedule. We now have the opportunity for one more weekend day and moving out of your city does not become a problem for our employees. They’re completely into the working process after great rest!
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I'm a big fan of testing and measuring results.
I think a four-day work week is a great idea to at least try and be open to. I believe I remember reading that a few companies tried it and saw no loss in productivity. If so, that's fantastic.
So anyone knows that structured 9 to 5 work is a very ineffective format. 4-day workdays would be good, but I think tracking AI-based project management (virtual assistance, collaborative work, etc) is the future. We need to get more done spending less time. Work smart, not hard!
Having spent many years working for large companies, I can’t imagine why they would ever want to shorten the work week. Companies do the calculations looking a worker output and revenue versus the costs of being open for business and the math always favors having people working an extra day.
I also believe that in the U.S. our values are based on our puritan foundations. This means we believe working hard over long hours somehow makes us more worthy; makes us superior people. Even if the math didn’t support a five-day week, we would still believe that extra day makes us better than the rest of the world.
Hi Bennett, if your business is successful, and 4 days a week is enough for you to fully control business processes, then I think this is a good idea.
But at the stage of starting a business, this can badly affect success.
For my previous client (CBD products online store) for the first 6 months, I worked 10 hours a day, 7 days a week,
and its profit for 6 months increased 20 times from 3 to 60 thousand per month, for 1 year - more than 30 times.
You can draw conclusions.
It's a good initiative, normally we measure the people's performance based on their quality and perfection on the work. Not based on the number of working hours.
Give more energy to your employee and always keep them fresh.
I think it is a great idea if the day opened up can be used to help hire others, reducing unemployment.
Could be a win/win situation for employees, companies and the nation(s) at large.
Regularly speaking, it is not necessary to work X amount of days but essential to know how many strategies are assumed to work in a week.
Accordingly, we need to understand how successful our work is. Sometimes strategies perform to pass or also fail, meanwhile we have to be informed and know of failed plans to measure our success.
If employee can completed their work in four days and also earn the good amount of income for company then 4 days working is not a bad idea. By this company can save 1 day expenses.
Everybody should think about it ;-)
Sounds great doesn't it? What people fail to realize is they all will be expected to get 5 days worth of work, now fit into 4 days. The work does not go away. So you will have to work smart, come early and stay late during your other 4 work days. Everyone will be expected to get all their work done in those 4 days that they had 5 to do it in before. I think it's great to have a 3 day weekend as long as you can work hard and work smart to get your job done in 4 days every week.
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If you can make enough to pay your bills then it's a great idea. Everything comes down to income.
These are some more four-day workweek benefits for employers: Increased productivity: When Microsoft Japan experimented with a four-day workweek in 2019, productivity jumped 40 percent. Better recruitment and retention: Worker UnlockMyTV