Have you seen the news articles lately touting the success of a 4-day work week for a New Zealand company? They took a test group of employees and allowed them to work four standard work days, without increasing the length of the work day and without decreasing total compensation. They found that not only were employees happier and more satisfied with their jobs, but productivity did not decrease despite working fewer hours. They’re going to make the change permanent.
This success has got companies around the world wondering if this is an anomaly or whether they too might find some benefit in changing the way employees are expected to work.