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Four-Day Work Week Gains Acceptance In Corporate Canada: Poll

A four-day work week is gaining more acceptance throughout corporate Canada, according to a new poll conducted by recruitment firm Robert Half.

The survey found that 91% of senior managers would support a four-day work week for their employees. Furthermore, most managers anticipate that their organization will transition to a shorter work week within the next five years.

Among workers polled, nearly three-quarters (75%) said they would be willing to work four 10-hour days in exchange for an extra day off each week.

Offering workers the option of a four-day work week could support employee retention, productivity, and wellbeing, according to the survey’s findings.

The COVID-19 pandemic shook up workplace culture and the traditional eight-hour, five-day work week in an office.

Employers are still adjusting to remote work and employee schedules coming out of the global health crisis.

The Robert Half survey found that 78% of workers polled would have no problem “unplugging” on their extra day off each week.