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Four-day work weeks are on the rise thanks to this non-profit organization

Four-day work weeks are on the rise thanks to this non-profit organization
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Over the course of the pandemic, many employees have found themselves more burnt out than ever. Learning how to balance both professional and personal while working from home is no easy feat… Which makes people question: Why don’t we try cutting down our work hours to 4 days instead?

That’s what this nonprofit organization is trying to do…

4 Day Week Global recently launched a global pilot project on April 1st, 2022 that aims to support businesses in transferring their business models to 4-day work weeks instead of the traditional 5 days.

According to CEO Joe O’Connor, “More and more companies are recognizing that the new frontier for competition is quality of life, and that reduced-hour, productivity-focused working is the vehicle to give them that competitive edge.”

With over 38 North American companies that have already jumped on board since the start of the pilot project, the way that it works is new companies are paired up with a mentor company that has already done the switch, in addition to collaborating with researchers at Boston College.

The project lasts six months long and aims to teach participating businesses their 100-80-100 model where “employees receive 100% of their pay for 80% of the time while maintaining 100% productivity.”

Is this something that you would like to see your workplace give a try? Let us know!

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