Would a 4-day work week really help with stress and work-life balance?
Of late, I've been coming across a few articles and social media threads talking about companies moving to a four-day work week to help reduce their employees' stress levels and help them achieve better work-life balance. This led me to think of whether and how feasible this might be if ever applied to an academic setup.
Personally, I'm not sure if it would be a realistic model. I started thinking of my own situation and realized that if I did move to a 4-day work week, things wouldn't seem as rosy as an extra day or rest or recreation. I'd probably end up trying to cram 5 days worth of work into 4 days and end up even more stressed / exhausted. 😕
What do you guys think? Are you in favor or a 4-day work week? If it was up to you, how many days in a week would you ideally like to work? Let's discuss!