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Four Day Workweek Or 5-Hour Workday?

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To give employees flexibility, some companies have experimented with a four-day workweek. But what if instead of shortening the workweek, they shortened the workday, giving employees back a few hours at a time? That is, instead of a four day workweek, employees can have a 5-hour workday. That’s a question that employers may have to consider more as a larger percentage of […]

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NOTES: When Employees Design Work Of The Future

Emotional stress, including “stress from lack of control in the workplace or from life events,” creates susceptibility to physical illness. This was affirmed twenty years ago in a British Medical Journal article as summarized here by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Giving employees more control over their jobs does more than just reduce stress-related illness. It also decreases employee mortality. The key is empowering them to set their own goals, set their own schedules, prioritize their decision making and … have a voice in the goal-setting process.

Giving employees a chance to help shape the future of work will give them more skin in the game. It will deepen their connection to an organization. Finally, it gives them a sense of job ownership and control and will improve their well-being while benefiting the organization.

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