CategoryFour Day Week

Every development you need to know about the four-day work week, updated as news comes in

29 Alternative & Compressed Work Week Schedules

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Next chapter: Companies >> On September 25, 1926, Henry Ford announced his company would start working a five-day, 40-hour work week. The five-day work week was born and it was a breakthrough, clearly! It’s been friggin’ 95 years to the day, and we’re all still doing it. But as we approach a century since the preeminent work...

Every 4-Day Work Week Bill (SEP 25, 2022 UPDATE)

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Interest in the four-day work week has grown drastically in the last few years – first from individuals, then management teams, and now governments. There are a number of four-day (or, 32-hour work week) bills being proposed in states and countries around the world. This is a running list of all of the government bills that push for a four-day...

Every Company Switching To A 4-Day Work Week

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Next chapter: Countries >> Why do we work 40 hours per week? Is it the exact right amount of time for every full-time employee in all jobs across every industry? Probably not. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers often worked 80-100 hours per week. Employees were worked to the bone. But in 1926, “Henry Ford popularized the 40...

Every Country Doing A 4-Day Work Week

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Individual companies are the ones leading the charge toward a four-day work week. Often, it’s the choice of the employer to offer a four-day work week as a benefit to its employees, to attract or retail talent, or help improve the work-life balance for its team. Mostly, this movement comes through the private sector. But there is a push for the...

4-Day Work Week Schedule Examples: 5 Options

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If you’re looking to introduce a new, four-day work week schedule for your company, there are really only three existing, practiced options: 32 hours over four days, 40 hours over four days (also known as the 4-10 or compressed schedule), or a seasonal four-day work week (Fridays off in the summer). But since I’m guessing you might be looking for something like the four-day...

The 4-10 Work Schedule: Complete Guide

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Why do you work five days per week for 40 hours? Think back in your company’s history. Who made the decision to work that schedule? What purpose does it serve toward the goal of the organization? The answer isn’t going to be fun to face. Most likely, the team didn’t intentionally choose the standard five-day work week. It was chosen by default – that’s just how...

32-Hour Work Week: The Complete Guide

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I’ve worked 32 hours per week since January 2020 at a small, remote marketing agency. We had worked a 36-hour week (half-day Fridays) for years before getting rid of Friday as a workday altogether. That brought us to a four-day (Monday-Thursday), 32-hour work week. We haven’t looked back. I’ve experienced the 32-hour work week as an individual contributor and seen how it works...

Every 4-Day Work Week Study (& Key Stats From Each)

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview 4-Day Work Week Studies: The Overview Here are all of the studies that analyze productivity, benefits, profitability, employee happiness, and more for companies and countries that have implemented a four-day work week.     Active Studies (Awaiting Results) Here are some active four-day studies that have yet to publish results.    ...

4-Day Work Week: 18 Questions Answered

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Here are 20 common questions about the four-day work week from every angle. Click a question below to jump to the answer. What is a four-day work week? How does a four-day work week work? How many hours are in a four-day work week? Is working four days a week considered part-time? What are the benefits of a four-day work week? Is a four-day work week better? Why a four day work week is better for...

The 9-80 Work Schedule: Complete Guide

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Just about 100 years ago, Henry Ford popularized the five-day, 40-hour work week. Since then, most of the working world has operated on that schedule or something similar. But there are other options, folks! And many of us do different work than Ford assembly-line workers. In this article, we break down everything you’ll need to know about the 9-80 work schedule which allows for an extra...