New research suggests a four-day week may be gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada as workplaces continue to fine tune post-pandemic schedules and working conditions.
A survey by recruitment firm Robert Half found 91 per cent of senior managers polled say they support a four-day work week for their team.
It found the majority of managers also anticipate their company will transition to a shorter working week within the next five years.
The poll also found nearly three-quarters of workers would put in four 10-hour days in exchange for an extra day off a week.
Mike Shekhtman, senior regional director with Robert Half, says a shorter work week could help with employee recruitment and retention.
He says giving workers the option to work a four-day week and the autonomy to create their own schedule could also boost morale and productivity.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2023.