With The Great Resignation causing massive changes in the workforce, how can companies make a big difference and retain top talent or attract great people through their doors? Some experts are making a case for a four-day workweek. Is the 40-hour workweek outdated? And, if so, what are the alternatives?
Let’s take a closer look.
One option for many organizations is the idea of a results-oriented workplace. Every employee has a specific job they’re responsible for, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes or how they do it as long as the deadline is met and the job is done well. In a results-oriented workplace, if your employees complete their work early, they are not required to stick around or look busy.
Remote or Hybrid Flexible Work
Since the start of the pandemic, many companies have embraced remote work. Work-from-home is proving to be just as effective as work in an office. Some companies transitioned to a hybrid approach based on their projects, allowing employees to work either at home or the office.
Reduced Overhead and Costs
By shifting to results only, work-from-home, or a shorter workweek, companies can save money by reducing overhead and costs associated with keeping an office open. There are significant advantages that can improve offerings and employees’ well-being while saving money.
Employee Satisfaction and Work/Life Balance
Any of these approaches can be considered along with a four-day workweek. The idea that we need to be at an office for 40 hours a week is outdated. It was developed when only one member of the household worked outside of the home, and it’s not always sustainable for the variety of families that are a part of the workplace culture today. Providing alternatives and a more flexible schedule will make your team much more comfortable and satisfied at work.
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