The trend towards adopting a four-day work week has recently been on the rise, as the pandemic has led to many workers reconsidering their work-life balance. Today, more than a quarter of all Australian organisations offer this option to employees.

Although many workers may favour this option for more free time, there may be numerous practical challenges if Australia implements a four-day work week.

Apart from it affecting productivity levels, it may prove difficult to adjust to sudden changes, as a traditional nine to five has become the norm for most workers.


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Produced By: Cindy Yin

Featured In Story: John Quiggin, Professor of Economics, University of Queensland

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 20 July 2022