It’s High Time for the 4-Day Workweek

By Richard Eisenberg
September 7, 2015

Compressed workweeks — the delightful term human resources people use for putting in 40 hours in fewer than five days — are “a great way to provide employees the flexibility to meet the demands of work and life outside of work,” says Lisa Horn, co-leader of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Workplace Flexibility Initiative and partnership with the Families and Work Institute. “A four-day workweek allows you to continue to contribute on the job while gaining the time to pursue a long-neglected avocation, to help care for the grandchildren or to simply enjoy the other parts of life,” says Cali Williams Yost.

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