Are you ready to say farewell to the Monday-to-Friday rat race? Well, you’re not alone. Workers across the nation agree and the four-day workweek movement is gaining momentum. A recent Monster survey finds that 61% of workers would prefer a four-day workweek over the traditional five-day workweek. And 33% even say they would quit their current job for one with a shortened week, while one-in-ten workers would be willing to take a cut in pay for it.
- More than half of the people surveyed would be willing to work longer hours to get that extra day off, but a lot of people still prefer the status quo, with four-in-ten respondents favoring the current five-day workweek.
- Half of the surveyed workers believe they would be more productive with a shortened workweek, and there’s actually some data to back up this belief. The world's largest four-day workweek experiment, conducted by the nonprofit 4 Day Week Global, reported that workers were more engaged and happier, and businesses experienced higher productivity.
And it’s not just the workers who think this is a good idea. Legislators are also pushing for shortened workweeks, with bills making their way through state legislatures, and many companies are also getting on board. For the first time last year, 10% of companies across the country are offering four-day workweek options for their employees. With the four-day workweek on the rise, it's hard not to wonder: Is it time for the age-old Monday-to-Friday schedule to retire gracefully?