What would a life where people looked forward to Thursdays being the end of the week feel like? Would having the extra day added to the weekend make a world of difference for you? Could a shorter work week make you an overall happier person?
Cаnаdіаnѕ have joined with many others оvеr thе globe whо аrе ѕuрроrtіvе of thе whіmѕісаl іdеа. Only four year ago, almost 50 000 Canadians fought to make this a reality, but were shut down. However as we all know, in life persistence is key, which is why Canadians are continuing to fight for the case again this year. We are yet to know of any updates, but have heard that their is a few indications of good progress.
Regardless of the outcome, what are your thoughts? Would a 3 day weekend help improve overall society? Their has been a few specialists that have spoke on the topic of shorter work hours increasing efficiency. According to their studies, the average person reaches the peak of their work efficiency at around five hours.
In addition to the shorter work week increasing efficiency, it is also likely that people would have an overall better mood when at work, due to higher energy levels. It would also give individuals another day of free time to spend with their loved ones, or on a hobby they may be passionate about. As a result, it is likely that this would help decrease stress and increase overall happiness.
In conclusion, their will certainly be a lot of barriers to cross in order to fully get their, however with the right steps it is quite possible. The shorter work week is something that could benefit both the employers and employees. It would likely increase the employees overall happiness and efficiency, which could result in more dollars in the employers pocket.
At this point in time it is hard to say whether the four day work week could become a reality, but in the mean time we will all have to continue to look forward to the Fridays.
Let us know what your thoughts on the four day work week are!