CategoryFour Day Week

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

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week (MAY 15, 2022 UPDATE)

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Next chapter: Countries >> Why do we work five days and 40 hours per week? Is it the exact right amount of time for every full-time employee in all jobs across every industry? No. That’s not the reason why we all work five days per week. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers often worked 80-100 hours per week. Employees were...

Every 4-Day Work Week Bill (APR 21, 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 Country Doing A 4-Day Work Week (APR 21, 2022 UPDATE)

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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...

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.    ...

Every UK Company Doing The 4-Day Work Week

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The Status Of The UK 4-Day Work Week The average weekly hours worked for full-time workers in the United Kingdom has trended slightly downward from 38 hours in the late 1990s to 36 currently. Workers are looking for more time outside of work as the decades have progressed.  The next logical push has been toward a four-day work week, which typically cuts both hours and days of work. As I...

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...

4-Day Work Week: The Complete Overview

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4-Day Work Week: The Complete Overview Chapter 1: How to implement Chapter 2: Benefits Chapter 3: Schedules Chapter 4: Companies Chapter 5: Countries Chapter 6: Hiring The 40-hour work week is so ingrained in office culture that most business leaders don’t even think about it. But maybe you should. Henry Ford developed the 40-hour, five-day workweek nearly 100 years ago. And it would be an...

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...