How To Work A 36-Hour Work Week (Half-Day Fridays)

What is a 36-hour work week? The 36-hour work week is typically done in one of two ways: 1) Half-day Fridays: Four eight-hour days followed by a four-hour day on Friday, or 2) Four-day work week: Four nine-hour days.   If you’re questioning the structure of your work week, you’re already way ahead of the game. Most people and, therefore, companies default to the 40-hour work…

36 Employee Work Schedule Templates: Free Designs

Choose from one of 36 free work schedule templates organized by category – employee & staff schedules, shifts, corporate schedules, hybrid schedules, or schedules for entrepreneurs. Customize the template in Excel, Google Sheets, Canva, or PDF, and get it ready to print. Work Schedule Templates You need a way to create a great schedule for work. We’ve got a library full of work schedule templates…

Try These 7-Day Work Schedule Examples (10 Templates)

Do you work seven days per week? Maybe you just started your own company and need all the time you can get to make it work. Or, you operate a business that is open seven days per week. In this article, we’ve built 10 seven-day work week schedule templates organized by categories: employee schedules, shift schedules, and entrepreneur schedules. Use the links below to jump…

Flexible Work Schedule: How To Implement & Policy Examples

In this report, we cover flexible work schedules in depth for managers at companies who are considering a change from the traditional work week. Starting with Ford Motor Company in 1926, factory workers operated on one of three, eight-hour shifts per day. Assembly lines required synchronous work where all employees worked at the same time. Knowledge work (or, desk jobs) defaulted to the same schedule…

The 40-Hour Work Week: Past, Present, & Future

For most working Americans, the 40-hour work week has always been the norm, just the way things are and always have been in their living memory. Working 40 hours a week is the norm in most other countries in the world as well. Why is that? And how and when was the 40-hour work week created? In this article, I’ll trace the history of the…