More than two thirds of the people around the world work away from the office at least once every week, and while that statistic isn’t particularly shocking, it tells us that flexible work hours and ‘work from home’ are ingrained into the modern job culture. But, could the set-your-own-hours mentality be stretched further? How about transitioning your organisation into working four days a week instead of the traditional five?
Advocates for the shorter work weeks include Richard Branson because there is proof of its effectiveness. For example, Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand real estate firm noticed no drop in productivity, a decrease in job stress, and an increase in employee engagement upon implementation of the four-day work week.