As such, we decided to try offering an alternating four-day workweek to our employees. The results have been encouraging thus far, and we’d like to share some of what we’ve seen.
What is an alternating four-day workweek?
The idea of a four-day workweek is nothing new, and it’s something some companies have been offering as an option – or even a required schedule – for years. In most cases, this means that the employee works 10-hour days instead of eight, so the standard 40-hour workweek is completed in just four days. That way, instead of two days off per week, the employee gets three.
An alternating four-day workweek is a little different. With this plan, the employee works five days one week, and four the next. The day off could be Friday to allow for a three-day weekend every other week, but that is up to the individual employee and employer. Those additional days off provide the employee with tremendous flexibility to take extra trips, engage in their favorite hobbies, or whatever else they’d like to do with their spare time.
Why an alternating four-day workweek?
When the pandemic hit, we had to transition our team from being in-office to