“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” the saying goes.
With 78 percent of American men and 67 percent of American women working more than 40 hours per week, achieving a healthy work/life balance seems more like a distant dream than a reality. A healthier, more productive life may lie in a shorter workweek. The four-day workweek has been a fantasy for many since labor union leader Walter Reuther introduced it in the 1950s.
Although a four-day workweek might seem counterintuitive to companies looking to bolster productivity and increase revenue, it has proven a boon for a few brave companies.