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Published 17 May 2022 | 3 min read
Momentum is growing around the globe for a four-day working week, as the general population become attuned to the new hybrid lifestyle with a greater emphasis on physical and mental health.
The world has experience significant personal, physical and financial hardship over the past two and a half years and many people have re-examined what is important in their life, and while work is essential on many fronts, it has become obvious that having a happy and healthy life don’t necessarily equate to a 40-hour working week. Forbes magazine has already published a long list of companies in America and Canada who are undertaking four-day working week trials. It is hard not to see this becoming the norm within a decade or so.
“The fallout is more going to be about not doing it,” Donna McGeorge, productivity specialist, said. “It will become an employer of choice factor before too long. Organisations that are quick to move will attract people who are ready looking for a more modern and effective way of working. From a negative perspective, people are going to have to communicate better than they ever have to ensure collaboration happens and work is delivered.”