There is something so cruel about the weekends. Friday, you work, but you know the weekend is around the corner. Saturday you rush around to do the errands you didn’t have time to do during the week. Sunday, you feel dread around the corner with Monday looming. If a new study is to be believed, a four day work week might become more common.
A non-profit group named 4 Day Week Global is backing a six month study of over 3,000 employees to get a gauge if a four day work week would affect productivity. Turns out it does… for the better.
The study is taking place throughout the world and finds that halfway through the pilot program, 88 percent of employees and employers say it is working well. So far employers are pretty pleased because productivity has increased by 46%.
The founder of one organization taking part in the program told Australia’s 7 News “They do more work in the four days. They come in more energized, and they’re more committed.” The benefits of a more well-rested and less stressed workforce has become more evident, especially post-pandemic when workers have been sent through the ringer mentally and otherwise.
How to sign up
Businesses that are interested in taking place in the pilot program can visit the 4 Day Week Global website and register their interest. The organization will help you prepare for the transition and help make sure you have a great chance of success come the end of it.
86 percent of businesses are considering keeping their four day work weeks going after the pilot program. Chances are pretty high that you, and most employees, would love an extra day off for an extra couple hours of work through the week. Hey bosses, if you’re reading this, c’mon. Do it.
10 Ways To Prioritize Your Mental Health During Work
Employees are working longer hours than they ever have, and the effects are starting to show.
Higher absentee levels, abandoned vacation time, and reduced productivity are all byproducts of an overtaxed workforce. Prioritizing mental health has taken on new relevance in today’s corporate world, though many wonder how to do this amid strict deadlines, unmanageable workloads, and overbooked personal lives.
Many companies have begun integrating policies to support a healthy work-life balance, indicating an acknowledgment that the most productive employees are often the most supported and least burnt out. These initiatives include robust wellness programs and educational offerings or expanded staffing to manage bandwidths.
But even if your employer hasn’t rolled out programs like these, there are simple steps each of us can take to protect our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Patient-driven telehealth company Ro compiled a list of 10 ways employees can prioritize their mental health while working, using information from health experts, human resource managers, and counselors.
These simple steps are designed to help prevent some of the major side effects of increased workloads and unending workdays, whether anxiety and stress or depression. Keep reading to learn more about setting clear boundaries and carving out time for yourself during every workday.
17 Home Remedies That (May Or May Not) Work
Walk down the aisle of your local drug store, or watch any television commercial break, and you’re bound to see a pill, cream or shot that will cure whatever ails you. But your grandparents and parents know differently.
Every family has home remedies that are handed down from generation to generation that avoid the medicine cabinet altogether and have us scouring the house for alternatives. From unconventional uses of garlic and aspirin to the weird like urine and breast milk, we asked listeners and scoured the net for some of these home remedies.
Before you read, please know: we haven’t tested most of these and don’t suggest you do. But… it’s interesting what some people are up to out there to feel better!