It appears that the concept of a four-day workweek is finally sticking.
Likely accelerated by the major UK pilot study giving 3,300 workers the ability to work under this arrangement with no loss in pay, the optimistic findings appear to be driving a change in sentiment across the pond.
The 4 Day Week Global study has so far been met with a positive response from participants, many of whom say the model has boosted their productivity and their well-being.
In fact, 88% of respondents said that the trial is doing “well” for their company, while 86% said that they are likely to implement this policy after the study is complete.
Now, the US has begun exploring its own options. For instance, California recently introduced a bill that would allow companies with over 500 employees the ability to work just 32-hour weeks.
However, to fully reap the benefits of this arrangement, Sofia Passova, founder and CEO of StereoLOGIC, says leaders must perform a stress-test before making the transition.
“The goal of a shortened workweek is to find ways to help employees work smarter, not harder,” said Passova. “And the best way to do that is to identify ways to improve, streamline and maximize the value of their output through data-enabled analysis of the processes and tasks that determine their day-to-day activities.”