Only a few, short years ago, it was being implemented by a mere handful of companies; more recently, the four-day work week now appears to have evolved into an ideal solution that is proving equally appealing to managers and workers alike.
Little by little, the four-day work week is taking root in the European professional world. An increasing number of managers is convinced of the benefits of this new way of organising work. It is an undeniable attraction that no European country is immune from.
Whatever the reason, research has shown that this works. According to Texas A&M University, employees who work on computers all day are less productive at the end of the day and at the end of the week. In this case, the four-day work week meets a real need.
Today, there are more and more examples of companies that have introduced the four-day week, even though each introduction takes time and is accompanied by its own set of inconveniences, discomforts and questions. This applies everywhere in Europe.
While the new way of working may only affect a small percentage of the workforce today, there is no doubt that the four-day week will become the norm in the professional world within a few years.