Why Leaders Are Resisting The Four-Day Work Week
Software company Bizagi recently released its State of Process Innovation report, which explored how employees’ attitudes towards the workplace have changed during the pandemic.
One of the biggest changes seen during this time is the adoption of new work arrangements like remote working, hybrid models, and the four-day work week.
Although these flexible arrangements are highly sought-after by many employees, companies may still be resistant to adopting non-traditional work policies.
Some companies who do adopt arrangements like four-day work weeks may also reduce their workers’ pay as well, which isn’t the ideal situation for workers.
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“This is not the kind of four-day workweek most employees would hope for,” said Gustavo Gómez, CEO of Bizagi. “However, shattering the rules around where people work inevitably softened the importance of when employees work and the exact hours they keep.”
The survey found that in order to accomplish a four-day work week arrangement, 45% said they would need to “eliminate unnecessary tasks,” while 44% said they would need to automate part of their work.
“These shifts towards flexibility have not yet ushered in the four-day work week, but they do begin to adjust the focus away from the number of hours that people work and more onto the results that they achieve,” said Gómez.
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