Increasing amounts of research suggest that working longer hours has adverse health impacts, such as fatigue, poor productivity, and decreased morale and job satisfaction. Four day weeks may create a better work-life balance, improving the health of the workforce.
Companies who have adopted four day working weeks have found employees are less stressed and upto 40% more productive when working a four day week. It is averred that the additional day off allows the employee to feel more refreshed when returning.
Four day weeks can cause a dip in customer satisfaction levels
Four day working weeks have the potential to cause customer dissatisfaction depending on the industry it is adapted in. Particularly for small businesses who cannot afford to hire staff to cover each other, issues of customer demand versus availability arise.