Do you think that people should be off work on Fridays?

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  1. Louise Lately profile image69
    Louise Latelyposted 6 years ago

    Do you think that people should be off work on Fridays?

    If you could decide - would you implement a four day working week? Would it reduce stress and increase productivity or perhaps the opposite?

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    alwaysamberposted 6 years ago

    I would definitely implement a four day working week, if I could. I do think that it would reduce stress. When you only have two days off in a week, there are so many things that you are trying to get done in tha short amount of time and things can get overwhelming. On the weekends I like to enjoy myself, but it seems as though I'm always trying to catch up on housework, etc. and before I know it, the weekend is over. It would be nice to have that extra "do nothing" day.

    1. Louise Lately profile image69
      Louise Latelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      alwaysamber, I think you definitely have a point there - it is hard to have time to get everything done on the weekend. I think people would feel more refreshed on Monday if Friday was part of the weekend.

    2. Efficient Admin profile image94
      Efficient Adminposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is so true. If you wanted to take a day trip and didn't get home until 10pm on a Saturday, well Sunday for me would be doing nothing but recuperating, then the housework and errands would not get done.  That's why a 3-day weekend sounds excellen

  3. Zsuzsi profile image66
    Zsuzsiposted 6 years ago

    I like the idea of a 4-day working week, as I feel that I could be more productive in my personal life: hobbies, time spent with family and friends, recreation and writing would all benefit from the additonal 24 hours. However if the workload would remain the same, it would be nearly impossible to complete them without the 5th day and that could increase stress rather than reducing it.

    1. Louise Lately profile image69
      Louise Latelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Zsuzsi - you're right about the workload - I didn't even consider that. Five days work in four days time would be more stressful but perhaps this would be reduced..I would much prefer a 4 day week:)

  4. Efficient Admin profile image94
    Efficient Adminposted 6 years ago

    I would love to work a 4-day work week, and it would be nice to have a 3-day weekend every week.  I think it depends on the industry though.  Some industries like mine, all the last minute details are completed on Fridays.  Some industries Mondays are the most hectic.  It depends on the workload if the 5th day is needed or not.  However, telecommuting I believe would absolutely decrease stress because you wouldn't have to worry about the commuting part.

    1. Louise Lately profile image69
      Louise Latelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Efficient Admin, thanks for your reponse! I agree re the workload aspect - perhaps if a four day week was too hectic then the 5th day could be a 'work from home day' but again like you said, this would depend on the industry.

  5. Charles McIntyre profile image59
    Charles McIntyreposted 6 years ago

    While I certainly enjoy weekends, I've never been a fan of scheduled work weeks in general. From an employer's perspective, I hate the concept of paying people to just sit at their desk and do "busy work"; some days, there just simply isn't eight hours of anything that needs to be done.

    1. Louise Lately profile image69
      Louise Latelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Charles, thank you for your response- I really like the idea of flexible hours and like you mentioned, every day will have some 'downtime'. I also think that flexible hours and a shorter week would significantly improve work/life balance/productivity

 
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