Employees Think They Can Get Work Done In Under 7 Hours

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!


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