The Benefits of Moving To a 4-Day-Workweek

October 18, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Faced with a budgetary crisis, Jon Huntsman, the governor of Utah imposed a four day work week where employees spent an additional two hours in the office each day. It was a plan that was incredibly successful and led to a variety of benefits including:

  • The number of sick days fell by 9%
  • Reduced commuter traffic lead to a significant reduction in air pollution
  • 82% of workers were happier under the change
  • Waiting time for state services actually fell

To read more about whether or not we should implement this in the wider economy as well as what private enterprise has to say about the idea click here.

Source: The Independent