How A Four Day Work Week Impacts Productivity And Morale” | Business News Daily

The idea of a four-day workweek is hot. Is it right for your business?

  • Initial research shows that a four-day workweek may improve productivity and employee well-being.
  • Work-from-home policies created during the pandemic have shown that greater flexibility in terms of where and when people work is possible.
  • Creating a four-day workweek involves more than just giving employees one day off per week. It requires creativity, thoughtfulness and communication.
  • This article is for entrepreneurs considering implementing a four-day workweek at their companies.

Though many treat the 40-hour, five-day workweek as a preordained standard for the American workplace, the reality is that it was created by a revision to the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1940. The 40-hour five-day workweek emerged during a time when communities were smaller and tighter-knit, working remotely was impossible, and 1 in 3 women did not work outside the home. The world has changed so much. Is it time for the structure of the workweek to change too?

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