The demand for a four-day week with more of a hybrid approach is one of the biggest requests by UK office worker currently, according to recent research. A survey conducted by business messaging software provider Slack found that 86% of UK office workers would rather work more hours in a day over a four-day work week. Most employees report a happier work/life balance with energy and morale in the office increased.
With many employees answering yes, it all depends on the nature of the business and whether it will impact negatively on sales and customer satisfaction. If a four-day week is not an option for some employee’s, other benefits could be adopted, like a shorter last working day of the week or later start time. It’s important for employers to keep a happy and healthy workforce, and one of the potential ways to do so is by having a four-day week as it will enable employees to have a healthier work/life balance and therefore happier stress-free state of mind.
Date: September 5, 2022