Companies experiment with four day work week enabled by AI

Share post:

The dream of a four-day workweek is becoming a reality for some, thanks to AI’s integration into the workplace. Companies around the globe, from the UK to Germany, are trialing shorter workweeks and finding that AI technology is a key enabler. A survey of over 1,000 US business leaders revealed that companies with a four-day workweek are more likely to extensively use AI, with 29% of them implementing tools like ChatGPT to streamline operations. This contrasts with only 8% of traditional five-day workplaces using AI to the same extent.

London’s Driftime and UK’s TechNET IT Recruitment are prime examples where AI has not only improved efficiency but also employee satisfaction and business outcomes. AI tools are automating tasks that once took hours, freeing up employees to achieve more in less time and enjoy longer weekends. The transition to a shorter workweek also demands a cultural shift within companies, emphasizing innovation, trust, and a readiness to embrace new work structures.

While AI’s role in promoting a four-day workweek is evident, its success also hinges on organizational culture and the willingness of employees to adapt to and leverage new technologies. As the workplace continues to evolve, the combination of AI advancement and changing corporate values might make the four-day workweek not just a possibility but an inevitability for many.

Sources include: BBC

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

AI surpasses human benchmarks in most areas: Stanford report

Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has published the seventh annual issue of its AI Index...

Amazon’s robotic workforce surpasses 750,000 amid decline in human jobs Inc., known for its massive scale and technological innovations, has reached a new milestone in its integration...

AI hallucinations ended in a year? Hashtag Trending, Monday April 22, 2024

Capital Gains tax in Canada gets criticized by tech sector.  Amazon drops 100,000 jobs while vastly increasing its...

Amazon pushes back on public perceptions of “Just Walk Out” technology

Amazon is pushing back against perceptions that its "Just Walk Out" technology is exaggerating the capabilities of its...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways