Report Shows Employees Doubt Five-Day Week Would Be Accepted

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Employees believe that moving to a four-day workweek would not be possible given the hurdles set by their employers, even with a growing contingent pushing for its implementation.

46% of respondents in a recent survey by Bizagi, entitled “State of Process of Information”, stated that their boss would “assign them more work to fill the fifth day of the working week,” when asked what would happen if they discussed plans to automate parts of their work to complete their tasks in four days instead of spending five days with their boss.

26% of respondents said their boss would not assign any additional work, but would “still expect them to show up for work five days a week”, and an additional 25% indicated that their boss would allow them to introduce a four-day week.

Regarding justifications, 44% of respondents cite the “demands” of their company’s industry, which could not “accommodate one less day of work per week” as the main reason why they cannot finish their work in a four-day model.

40% state that they spend the entire five-day plan on work tasks, while 17% cite a lack of access to “right technology to automate tasks that save me time spent working,” as the reason why they cannot complete their work in a four-day model.

For more information, view the original story in TechRepublic.

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