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Should you be working a four-day week?

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Should you be working a four-day week?

One of the keys to progressive leadership is the courage to embrace ideas that have the potential to change the way the corporate world works.

In 1914, car manufacturing mogul Henry Ford revolutionised worker benefits by scaling back hours worked by employees from 48-hours to 40-hours. His embrace of employee wellbeing was touted as a disaster by analysts at the time but strengthening the idea of a work/life balance not only garnered increased levels of employee satisfaction but also massively increased productivity.

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Comments (1)

  • Liz Sebag-Montefiore
    Liz Sebag-Montefiore
    Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:50pm BST
    I work a 4 day week and am a firm believer that you get more from your staff who work a 4 day working week. It essentially it comes down to trust. If your manager trusts you to work and get on with things, and you deliver, it's likely to set a precedent for others too...