Is It Time for a Four Day Work Week?
WELCOME TO YOUR FOUR DAY WORKWEEK:
Of course, this does not apply to everyone, but how would you like to keep the same pay while working fewer hours? Duh! This is exactly the kind of study they are doing in Iceland right now and I like the results. Researchers are making the case it could benefit workers and have no ill effects on productivity for businesses. As reported by people.com, the study found that workers' "wellbeing dramatically increased," improving their "perceived stress and burnout" and "health and work-life balance."
WHAT THE STUDY FOUND:
According to Alda, 2,500 workers in the experiment account for approximately one percent of the country's working population. The results of the trials have led to 86 percent of the country's workforce working shorter hours or gaining the right to reduce the amount of time they work, the group said. Since most of us still roll with a 5 day work week. Check out these random work facts.
CHECK OUT A FEW RANDOM WORK FACTS:
WAIT! HOW MANY HOURS?
- If you work 40 hours a week, you’ll most likely work around 90,000 hours during your lifetime. That is 11,250 days of your life!
WHERE IS THAT EMAIL?
- The average employee spends approximately 50 minutes a day looking for missing documents, emails, and files. The real question is, how much time do you spend looking at social media.
HOW MANY MILES?
- Most rolling office chairs travel about eight miles each year.
CALLING INTO WORK:
- People are most likely to take a sick day on Monday – except in Australia, where the most common sick day is Tuesday.
- People are least likely to take a sick day on Friday. Fridays in the office tend to be more fun, relaxed, and social.