Would be interesting to know about how a 4 day work week works for people and businesses.
Anyone want to share what it is like for them as a person? As an employee would you be in favor of it? Business people to weigh in on what it is like for their business? Why not do it?
Nixon predicted it. Workers have asked for it. And businesses and governments have experimented with it for decades. The world has been talking about the four-day workweek for half a century, so what’s taking so long?
The idea pops up every so often in expectant headlines. Just last week, Microsoft Japan inspired a flood of stories after reporting that, in a trial, shortened weeks had boosted productivity by about 40 percent. Yet the four-day workweek is the flying car of labor: a profound advancement that has seemed just around the corner for decades.
Apparently there are several factors involve that seem to be preventing this from happening: institutional, cultural, and inertia. And maybe a major one: choosing luxuries over leisure and the only way to get them is to work more.
Results from studies have been a bit hard to come by and varied.
But there seems to be a lot of employees in favor or working a shorter week.