A company in New Zealand decided to test if the four-day work week was beneficial to business. Everything stayed the same, including salary, except employees were working one day less. The experiment lasted for eight weeks and proved that the work-life balance had increased from 54 percent to 78 percent. Stress levels had declined, and most importantly, the job performance wasn’t affected. In fact, it became mildly better.
After two months of trial, the company will be scheduling the four-day week permanently.
Productivity lasts less than 3 hours a day
The CEO of the company, Andrew Barnes, was reading about a research project which revealed that employees are only productive for 2.5 hours a day. This is what made...