[POLL] Is A Shorter Work Week Better For Employees?
As I'm sure you're all aware, this week is a short work week for lots of people across the nation. Many workers across the nation enjoyed having Labor Day off. Now, pretty much everyone is back at work after the extended weekend.
However, that leaves us with a new question: Is a shorter work week better for employees?
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for extended weekends. Actually, I can't think of anyone that would even begin to dispute that. But, is it better on employee morale to have a day off (aside from weekends)?
Go with me on this one: Some people say that time away can be good for employees. Basically, if we all worked the regular 40 hours a week together - without breaks like extended weekends - we'd ALWAYS be at each others throats. Sounds legit, right?
Now, let's look at the other side of the argument.
Some say that shorter work weeks are actually HARDER on employee morale. Because it's a shorter week, employees are more ready for the weekend, so quality of work drops, attention to detail drops, and - ultimately - morale drops.
I, personally, think that the occasional shortened week is actually better. It changes things up, and gives us an extra breather during the work schedule. But, I'm just one opinion.
What about you? Is a shorter work work better or worse for employees? Or, do you not feel one way or the other? Take our poll below, and let's see where everyone stands!