Weekends are a crucial part of each one’s life be you are a school student or a job going employee. When it comes to employees, they go to work from Monday to Friday (or any other five days of the week) but we have seen people tending to lose steam by the third day of the week. And many of them also take a day off just because they get overpowered by their desires and wishes.
Who does not love shorter weeks?
So here is some good news for all those who love shorter weeks (that accounts to the whole population), there is news that the people residing in the core management department have been discussing a 4 day week already.
If the reports emerging from the World Economic Forum are to be believed, CEOs are in talks with policy makers, sociologists and psychologists to make it a reality. Brainstorming sessions are being held to discuss the pros and cons. Being very optimistic about the reports, we shall think about the pros only.
Davos is the land of future where talks are being held about the benefits the working class will gain if they work for four days.
Work less and gain more, should be the mantra in the future.
“I think we have some good experiments showing that if you reduce work hours, people are able to focus their attention more effectively, they end up producing just as much, often with higher quality and creativity, and they are also more loyal to the organizations that are willing to give them the flexibility to care about their lives outside of work,” Adam Grant, a psychologist from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania told the gathering at Davos.
The arguments were also supported by, Economist and historian Rutger Bregman, who said, “For decades, all the major economists, philosophers, sociologists, they all believed, up until the 1970s, that we would be working less and less.”
In fact, there are certain academic researches that have given positive results in this regard. A shorter working week would make people happier and more productive is a common finding in all different cities. There’s already a company in New Zealand that has tried it and has confirmed it will have adopted shorter weeks on a permanent basis.
The World Economic Forum gathering was informed that various studies in this regard have found lower stress levels, higher levels of job satisfaction and an improved sense of work-life balance with 20 percent more productivity.
Finally, our wishes are being heard though we all knew that our heart does not lie to us.
Hoping this reaches to our executives and to everyone who can make this happen so that we can have a better tomorrow and a world without stress and anxiety, where people will work with determination and focused.