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Should the five day working week become four?

This poll is over 4 years old

As we head towards Blue Monday, officially the gloomiest day of the year (21 January), and knowing how much stress and depression emanates from work, should the four day week become the new norm? With advances in technology – especially artificial intelligence – a four day-week is within our grasp. Equating to 28 hours, the four day week could make long working hours a distant memory, employment spread out to reduce unemployment, while management would be tasked with using technology and workers’ time at work to improve poor productivity. Does this make sense and would it work in practice if adopted by all large employers? Cast your vote and leave tell us what you think.

Should the five day working week become four?

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over 4 years ago
I would welcome a four day week and probably would be more productive in the four days.