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Four-day week may be the recipe to avoid burnout and boost productivity

By James Regan

19 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

A four day work week can reduce stress and anxiety, increase revenue , improve sleep quality and lead to employees doing more exercise. Bloomberg reports on findings from an international study.

Boosting flexibility at work through changes such as a four-day week may both raise productivity and reverse the growing trend toward burnout, according to a panel of experts at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The idea of shortened weeks has gained traction since the Covid pandemic shook up staff schedules and gave many a glimpse of how different ways of working could improve their lives.

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