How would you like to work a four-day, ten-hour per day week, rather than a five-day week?
A number of organisations in the US have adopted the 4-day week to save energy costs during the recession, and it’s working so well for employers and workers that it may become permanent. A survey I saw mentioned on Fox (I was just channel-surfing, honest!) found that 7% of businesses had gone to a four day week as a cost saver. The report reckoned that, even as the recession ends, more organisations, are looking at going to the 4-day week including schools and universities.
The biggest organisation to give it a try is the Utah State public service. A report on the experiment found:
So what do you reckon? Is the four-day week the way of the future?