Americans Say They’re Ready for 4-Day Work Weeks
Americans say they’re ready for 4 day work weeks and would rather work for a company that works 4 days a week rather than 5, even if it meant making less money.
It’s no secret that remote work has been popularized since the pandemic mandated just about everyone to work from home. Along with remote work, came the notion of Americans saying they’re ready for 4 day work weeks.
Over the course of an average span lifetime, humans will work 90,000 hours, according to new study. Anyone hearing 90,000 hours of work suddenly realizes how little time we actually have to ourselves. According to another survey, “61% of workers say, they’d rather have a four rather than the traditional five-day work week, while 33% say they would quit their job to find one with a four-day work week, and 10% say they would accept a lower pay to make it happen.”
Benefits of 4 day work weeks…
When businesses have practiced a 4 day work week, they did not cut the salary at all from what it was for the employee once working 5 days a week. In turn, this gave the employee many benefits for their personal life. Working only 4 days a week instead of 5, obviously offers more personal time.
Research has shown, a four-day work week improves employees’ health in numerous ways, from reducing anxiety and stress to enabling better sleep and more time for exercise. Within the research, the 4 day work week also benefited employers and owners. Revenue increased by an average of 1% during the research period and employee turnover and absenteeism decreased.
This resulted in businesses involved in the study indefinitely keeping a 4 day work week for their employees instead of a 5 day work week.