Throughout the year's organizations like Microsoft, Shake Shack, and Unilevel have implemented a 4-day workweek. The results were that employees were not only happier but even more productive. Microsoft's trial showed that employees were 40% more productive. So why not implement a 4-day workweek?
The pandemic, and all the uncertainty that is going on in the world, have caused us to be more stressed and burned out. We have found that the old way of doing things is not working anymore. Now, people, and organizations, are rethinking the very order and structure of their lives. Many companies have now allowed their employees to work from home permanently, as others are implementing a shorter workweek.
By implementing a combination of new technologies and vision alignment, companies can implement a 4-day workweek. Organizations have also replaced 30-minute meetings with three-minute emails. Employees must put in more meaningful hours during the four days. The results were that they came into the office better rested and more energized to start the workweek. I am all about productivity and keeping employees happy. This is a great way to attract better talent and retain them. As Alex Schulz said, "Retention is the single most important thing for growth." So why not try a 4-day work week?
Margherita C. Amplo
MCA Consulting Services, LLC.