Is A 4-Day Work Week In The Future?

The British are giving it a trial
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The Pulse

Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s there was lots of talk and speculation about a coming change from the usual 5 or 6 day work week to a 4-day work week. By the middle and late 80’s that talk had died down. But now, it might be making a comeback.

3,300 British workers are participating in the largest trial of the four-day workweek. The six-month experiment will be looking at how the new schedule impacts stress, job and life satisfaction, travel, and energy use. Participating companies include charities, a brewery, and a game developer.

A similar experiment in 2015 in Iceland yielded overwhelmingly positive results. A four-day-workweek may benefit mental health and the environment while maintaining productivity levels. What would you do with an extra day off? (newser)