Most employees in the U.S. say they’re happier and more productive working four days a week.
The majority of Americans either have to work from home or clock in a few days per week.
Major companies across the U.S., including travel website TripAdvisor and publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, have temporarily switched to four-day workweeks with pay cuts to cope with the economy drop resulting from Covid-19 pandemic.
It is a time for experimentation and a reevaluation of what it means to be productive,” Andrew Barnes, author of “The 4 Day Week” and co-founder of the nonprofit 4 Day Week Global, said.
“By focusing on productivity and output rather than time spent in a workplace, the four-day week allows for better work-life balance, improved employee satisfaction, retention, and mental health,” he added.