Employees today want to be considered a partner in the success of a business. Employers who work to foster a culture of trust and transparency, and who understand that happy employees are devoted employees, will experience decreased turnover and increased productivity.
Years ago, allowing employees to periodically work from home was a business practice which was frowned upon by many. It has now become common and, in actuality, those companies that do not offer it tend to be considered out of touch.
The thought of introducing a non-traditional workweek in which employees work 40 hours in less than five days, is something many companies still are not comfortable in considering, feeling it would prove to be disruptive and unproductive.
The four-day workweek is discussed in an article I recently read in The Record, a New Jersey newspaper. The author touches upon the benefits of the four-day workweek and refutes those naysayers who feel the workweek should remain at five days.