Why These Companies Are Now Offering 4-Day Work Weeks
We know what it’s like to have a case of the Mondays, but don’t you ever wish you could just skip work on Fridays? Imagine how amazing it would be to have a day added to your weekend so you can create to your heart’s content. Not only that, but we bet you could probably plan some pretty amazing staycations or even get out of town for a long weekend. Oh, the possibilities!
If four-day work weeks seem too good to be true, you might want to think again. Fast Company recently reported that more employers are shifting to 32-hour work weeks. Although it might seem like a crazy idea, companies such as Basecamp (previously 37signals) and elMejorTrato.com are offering four-day work weeks and experiencing great amounts of success.
As the workforce continues to transform and more people start telecommuting, four-day work weeks are becoming a lot more feasible. A 2014 study by the Society for Human Resource Management found 43 percent of companies offer four-day work weeks to some of their employees and discovered this schedule had a positive impact on their bottom line.
While some employers are getting on board with this concept, it’s still a work in progress. Shifting to four-day work weeks requires strategic planning and a highly productive workplace. Hopefully our bosses will catch on to this trend sooner than later, and start giving us Fridays off for good!
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(h/t Fast Company)