Will the post-Covid world include a 4-day workweek? As Kickstarter tests it out, some predict it will catch on

Michelle Fox | CNBC | Jul 6th, 2021
Category: Miscellaneous

The coronavirus pandemic is breathing new life into the argument for a four-day workweek.

As employees report burnout and many are refusing to return to the office post-pandemic, employers are rethinking workplace flexibility.

For New York-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, one way to address that is the four-day workweek, which it is testing out next year. Despite the reduced hours, workers will still receive the same pay. The idea is that in those four days, there will be fewer interruptions and more focus on work.

“I fundamentally believe that something like this would allow us to be more potent as a group,” Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan said.

“It’s really about — if our time and attention is focused as best as it can be in those four days — can we have a more potent impact on the things that we care about from a professional standpoint, so that it opens up so much more range for us personally?”

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