January 26, 2022

After the Shift to Remote Work, New Hope for 4-Day Workweek

At security software company DNSFilter, employees reported “less stress, higher productivity levels, and increased job satisfaction” since the start of a four-day week pilot project last year, said Laura Durfee, director of talent acquisition at DNSFilter.

DNSFilter offers a four-day week “on rotation,” with two groups of employees alternately taking a Friday off, with the same pay and benefits as before. The initiative was deemed a success, and the arrangement has since been made permanent.

A two-day weekend isn't enough time for many people to fully recharge, said Dufree — especially in the “new normal,” where work and personal lives are blurred and the average “workday” has been informally extended...

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