The four-day work week is good for business


#TIA – I’m open to the prospect of a four-day-work-week but find it hard to keep up in seven. Twenty-four-hour days seem about right.

“This spring, a New Zealand company tried a new experiment: Employees could work four standard days instead of five, but would be paid their usual salary. Newly released numbers from a study of the project, which lasted eight weeks, show that it worked. Workers’ sense of work-life balance went from 54% to 78%. Stress went down. And the missed hours didn’t affect job performance, which actually slightly improved.