Four-Day Workweek? World Economic Forum Weighs The Merits Of The ‘Upper Class’ Working Less

Four-Day Workweek? World Economic Forum Weighs The Merits Of The ‘Upper Class’ Working Less


Attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, discussed growing calls for a four-day workweek and various challenges the arrangement could present to companies.

Proposals for a four-day week of eight-hour days have increased in recent years, culminating in an international study finding that revenues rose for participating companies even as metrics related to employee well-being improved. Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, led a panel event at the conference during which officials considered the global rollout of the arrangement.

Dutch Employment Minister Karien van Gennip acknowledged that the four-day workweek conversation remains “very much a discussion for the upper class.” More than one year after virtual commutes became commonplace for white-collar employees after the lockdown-induced recession, some 67% were

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