4-day schedules have societal benefits as well. Roughly 20% fewer people commuting each day would lead to less congestion, fewer accidents, and less need to invest in roads. And, during the Utah test, 4-day workers increased their community volunteerism.
California, Hawaii, a number of universities, and General Motors are just some of the organizations exploring 40 hour, 4-day schedules. Should your organization be next?
We should think about...
- What are the pros and cons of a 4-day workweek for our organization?
- Could our employees rise to the challenge of getting the same amount of work done in 4 ten-hour days?
- Should we try a few months experiment with a universal 4-day schedule?