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Everyone wants to work less with more productivity, right? Many companies have experimented with alternative work schedules, flex hours, and reduced hours.  In the war for talent it is certainly tempting to offer a four day work week, providing a way for employees to achieve work life balance.  Does it work? Let’s talk about that.  In this episode we discuss:

  • History of the four day workweek and different types of work schedules

  • Industry, profitability, ethics 

  • Implications for individuals, managers, executives, and board members

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Links and Other Information

Department of Labor Fact Sheet on FLSA Exemption:

Hodge, B. J., & Tellier, R. D. (1975). Employee reactions to the four-day week. California Management Review, 18(1), 25-30. 

Baltes, B. B., Briggs, T. E., Huff, J. W., Wright, J. A., & Neuman, G. A. (1999). Flexible and compressed workweek schedules: A meta-analysis of their effects on work-related criteria. Journal of applied psychology, 84(4), 496.

Ganster, D. C., Rosen, C. C., & Fisher, G. G. (2018). Long working hours and well-being: what we know, what we do not know, and what we need to know. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33(1), 25-39.

Peretz, H., Fried, Y., & Levi, A. (2018). Flexible work arrangements, national culture, organisational characteristics, and organisational outcomes: A study across 21 countries. Human Resource Management Journal, 28(1), 182-200.

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