Here's a follow-up to a topic we've explored a couple of times on the show: the 4-day workweek. Would it work for YOUR industry?
It's not unrealistic to believe that this will be a trend in many offices in the future. Research is showing that a shorter work week may be more productive and make more sense than 40 hours.
Workforce Institute did a study and it turns out that 45% those asked say that, if they worked uninterrupted, they could could do their jobs in less than five hours a day.
For me, the key word in the above paragraph is "uninterrupted." That seems impossible. While I agree that we probably work Monday through Friday, 40 hours or more a week, because we need to get work done AND get distracted - I don't see how the distractions could be removed.
But the idea definitely resonates among employees. 34-percent of workers told the Workforce Institute that they would choose a 4-day workweek if their pay didn’t change, compared to 20-percent who said they’d work three days a week, and 28-percent said they’d work the traditional five-day week.
Some would take a PAY CUT for more time home: 24% of U.S. respondents said they’d take a 20% salary cut to work one day less per week.
My thought on taking a pay cut to work less: no way!