Try a Four-day Workweek
Teams report being happier during the workweek
Most workplaces pay lip service to “work-life balance,” but one company in New Zealand really went for it by allowing employees to work four days a week but get paid for five.
“The firm, Perpetual Guardian, which manages trusts, wills and estates, found the change actually boosted productivity among its 240 employees, who said they spent more time with their families, exercising, cooking and working in their gardens,” reports Charlotte Graham-McLay in The New York Times.
The firm hired researchers to study the effects. It’s no shock that employees reported a better work-life balance, but supervisors also reported being happier with their teams during the workweek.
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