Long weekends, forever: The 4-day workweek comes to Vermont
Do you wish you had another day to decompress this weekend? Some workers have three-day weekends every week, as their companies offer four-day workweeks.
The pandemic, the Great Resignation and a tight labor market have led many companies to reconsider their staffing and office structures. And the concept of a four-day workweek is being adopted by businesses across the country, including in Vermont. Results from a pilot programinvolving dozens of employers in the United Kingdom last year show a shorter workweek increases productivity and improves employee health.
Our guests are:
- Peter Varkonyi, co-owner and executive chef at Brownsville Butcher & Pantry in West Windsor, who is experimenting with a four-day workweek with some of his staff
- Dr. Wen Fan, associate professor of Sociology at Boston College, who is part of a team studying global data from employees and companies involved in a trial of the four-day workweek
Broadcast live on Monday, March 20, 2023, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.