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Want a Four-Day Workweek? It May Be Tough to Find One

  • Executives worry about productivity loss and managers balking
  • Cisco and Unilever have tested flexible-work schedules
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Americans Return Everywhere But The Office

Everyone’s talking about the four-day workweek. So far, at least, hardly anyone’s actually doing it.

Executives considered a shortened workweek the most-wanted recruitment and retention strategy by far when polled by Gartner Inc., but only 6% of those same senior leaders said they’re doing it or even planning to at their organization. Instead, companies are more likely to be increasing paid time off or giving workers more flexibility on when they start and end work each day.