Higher productivity and motivated staff have been associated with a cut in working hours, therefore, companies across the globe are considering to switch to 4 day work week.
It has been observed that companies that have reduced the number of the working week have witnessed high productivity, less burnout and more motivated staff.
Fall in stress and rise in staff engagement has been reported by a company in New Zealand called perpetual Guardians. They have switched to 32 hour week this year.
Also in Japan, companies are encouraged by the government to give Mondays mornings off.
In the UK, Trade Union Congress (TUC) is running a campaign to switch to 4 day work week for the whole country. Labor party in opposition is also supporting TUC campaign.
TUC argues that a shorter week allows workers to share in the wealth generated by new technologies like machine learning and robotics, just like when they won the right to have the weekend off during the industrial revolution.