A Four Day work week could be in your future

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The overwhelming majority of young people are now in favor of working four-day weeks, according to a new survey.

According to a CNBC/Generation Lab poll of 1,033 people between the ages of 18 and 34, 81 percent said it was their belief that a four-day week would make their workplace more productive, while only 19 percent said productivity would suffer.

A four-day working week would reduce the usual work schedule to 32 hours instead of 40. Employees, in most cases, are still required to complete their workload within 80 percent of the original time frame while receiving their full salary, according to 4 Day Week Global.

The concept has already been tested and implemented at some American companies, including Kickstarter, Bolt and Dolby, and the idea is certainly gaining traction throughout the country and elsewhere around the world.

Among all age demographics, Millennials were most in favor of having fewer days of the week chained to their jobs, with nearly three-quarters (74 percent) saying they wanted a reduced working week. Almost half (44 percent) of the Millennials surveyed strongly endorsed the concept, while an additional 30 percent showed general support. A mere 8 percent of Millennials opposed the idea.

Read more at Newsweek.com

Some American lawmakers are onboard with reducing the average working week. Bernie Sanders, chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, has recently renewed a push for four-day weeks in Congress.


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