Scientific American reports on the four-day work week experiment, conducted in Utah for the last year. The premise: regular three-day weekends, without a decrease in the actual hours worked per week, can not only save money, but support the environment and public health.
“People just love it,” says Lori Wadsworth, a professor of public management at Brigham Young University in Provo. She helped survey those on the new Working 4 Utah schedule this May and found 82 percent would prefer to stick with it. Read: Should thursday Be the New Friday? The Environmental and Economic Pluses of the 4-Day Workweek.