Should Your Employer Move To A Four-Day Workweek?

Summer Fridays — if you have them — are a nice break in the middle of the year. But what if we had four-day workweeks year-round?

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In this June 16, 2021 file photo, people walk through steam from a street grating during the morning commute in New York. Companies around the U.S. are scrambling to figure out how to bring employees back to the office after more than a year of them working remotely. Most are proceeding cautiously, trying to navigate declining COVID-19 infections against a potential backlash by workers who are not ready to return. Richard Drew / Associated Press
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In this June 16, 2021 file photo, people walk through steam from a street grating during the morning commute in New York. Companies around the U.S. are scrambling to figure out how to bring employees back to the office after more than a year of them working remotely. Most are proceeding cautiously, trying to navigate declining COVID-19 infections against a potential backlash by workers who are not ready to return. Richard Drew / Associated Press

Should Your Employer Move To A Four-Day Workweek?

Summer Fridays — if you have them — are a nice break in the middle of the year. But what if we had four-day workweeks year-round?

New research out of Iceland shows promising results for shorter workweeks. Researchers say employees were happier and, in some cases, more productive. So is it time for more U.S. companies to move to a four-day workweek?

Reset brings on an expert on work optimization and opens the phones to listeners to discuss what the ideal work schedule is and how the pandemic has affected the way we view work-life balance.

GUEST: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, founder of Strategy + Rest; author of Shorter