Monday to Friday 9am-5pm is the normal work schedule for so many people around the world.
More than two years into the pandemic, many have burned out, quit their jobs or are struggling to make ends meet as record inflation takes a huge bite out of their paychecks. Businesses are having an issue with attracting quality candidates for jobs and some have been looking at unconventional ways to do this. Including those who are participating in a study in the UK trying out a 4-day-work-week. Over the past 8 weeks thousands of people in the United Kingdom have tested a four-day schedule — with no cut to their pay — that could help usher in a new era of work.
It's the world's biggest trial of a four-day work week so far. Already, some workers have said they feel happier, healthier and are doing better in their jobs because they know they have that extra day at the end of the week as a reward. Meetings are being cut short, conference calls are turning into emails instead, doctors appointments are being moved to the extra day off. Ways to make those 4 days the most productive have been seen to be working!
Want to watch the full TED Talk? Here it is.
So what do you think? Would you try this new model?