Support for a four-day workweek is growing in the U.K, and could be on the horizon in the US. The idea of the four-day workweek has been gaining popularity in recent years, especially given the shift in work schedules and locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more companies in the U.S. are testing out the concept to see the impact it may have on employee retention and productivity (SHRM).
Millennials, now the largest generational sector in the workforce, say a flexible schedule is very important to them. SHRM states that this is due to having a different set of values, including intangible experiences more than things, and they need more time for experiences.
A shortened week gives employees more personal time for work-life balance, to exercise, enjoy hobbies, spend time with their families, boost workplace wellness, and more. Is the four-day workweek gaining momentum?
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