70 Companies Begin 4 Day Work Week Trials For the Next 6 Months
FILE - This June 19, 2017 file photo shows a person working on a laptop in North Andover, Mass. Many now are working and studying from home to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, one that's testing how productive people can be in a pandemic. It's also challenging the capacity of the internet, home Wi-Fi systems and video-chat services amid unprecedented demand. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

70 Companies Have begun a  Trial Of 4-Day Work Weeks With No Loss Of Pay for more  than 3,000 workers. The pilot program will be tested for the next 6 months, to see what it’s impact is on the companies and employees.

The trial was organized in part by Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Boston College. Researchers will be analyzing how employees respond to an extra day off.  They will be studying burnout, work-life balance, health, and sleep, among other factors. The chief executive of Charity Bank, which is taking part in the program, said he firmly believes that a four-day week with no change to salary or benefits will “create a happier workforce.” He also says, it should also have  an “equally positive impact” on productivity and customer experience.

Do you agree with that? Will there really ever be a shift in the U.S. to a four-day working week?

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