The Rise of the Four-Day Workweek                                                         

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The decade ahead will likely be known for innovations we haven’t even imagined yet. In the workplace, it may be known for the rise of a new way of scheduling employees: the four-day workweek.

As overwork has become a chronic issue, entire countries have started piloting and testing shorter workweeks. Between 2015 and 2019, Iceland ran a series of trials, across industries, to study the impact of switching to a four-day workweek. The trials involved more than 2,500 workers—more than 1 percent of the country’s workforce—who moved from working forty hours a week to a thirty-five- or thirty-six-hour

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