Four-day workweek gaining steam, restaurant, manufacturing industries say it doesn't work
There is a growing push to make Thursday the new Friday, but not everybody is on board.
A six-month pilot program in the U.S. and Ireland recently concluded and shows that nine out of 10 companies that tested out a shorter week say they will not go back. Roughly 27 companies that underwent the study shrunk the work week without reducing pay for more than 900 employees.
Researchers say the results reveal benefits to workers’ health and productivity, including lower burnout rates, stress levels, staff resignations and sick days.