There are very few people who wouldn’t enjoy a three-day weekend. So, we’re sure we’ll put a smile on your face when we tell you, recent research shows this is possible. Intrigued? Let’s dive into this in greater detail.
What’s This Study About?
Results from a recent survey conducted by Workforce Institute, suggests 45% of 3,000 people could complete all their work in less than five hours a day!
Unsurprisingly, workers need to remain entirely focused on achieving this. So, close down those needless tabs, switch off your phone, make meetings more concise, and get to work!
Any Other Tips For Making This Happen?
If you ever get the opportunity to try this, there are a few things you can do to help get all your work done.
Tip one: Before finishing work each day, create a to-do list for the following day, and number each task in order of importance. Commit to completing the essentials first; this is when you have the most energy to spare, and ensures you hit the ground running.
You can also streamline everyday office tasks. For example, commit to drafting emails in six sentences or less. Keep things to the point, and avoid any time-consuming fluff. If you’re worried about appearing rude, sign off with ‘Have a great day!’
Is This Work Schedule Effective?
Put shortly, yes. Perpetual Garden (a New Zealand-based company) permitted its employees a four-day work week, and this is what they found that there was a boost in productivity, meetings were laser-focused, and workers didn’t waste time socializing.