There just aren’t enough hours in the day. How many times have you caught yourself thinking that? It seems no matter how hard we work, we just seem to fall farther and farther behind. Not everyone even has the time to figure out a good long-term plan to escape the grind.
We fight tooth and nail to make it through to the weekend, and then end up spending our two precious days off working on all the things around the house we didn’t have time to get finished during the week. We just don’t have time for everything, and unless you’ve managed to retire by 30, or are well on track to do so, this problem is likely to continue for decades.
The saying “work smarter, not harder” is common in most company environments, and there is a new scientific discovery emphasizing this idea. More work in less time is the core principle of this philosophy.
Reinforcing what some of us have suspected for a long time, evidence is piling up supporting the fact that a shorter workweek can actually generate more productivity than the standard 40 (or more) hours can produce. More work done and a 3-day weekend? This is a win-win all around.
Below is a simple infographic with data compiled to support this practice, complete with links to their scientific sources to make it easy for anyone to see the obvious benefits. Why Every Weekend Should Be a 3-Day Weekend should be required reading for all upper management.
The significant advantage in getting extra rest and making the most of the remaining time works in favor of both the employees and the company. Check it out and join the other companies reaping the benefits of this surprisingly effective practice!