The Four-Day Workweek Is Winning Fans – TIME

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

After 12 months, Utah’s experiment has been deemed so successful that a new acronym could catch on: TGIT (thank God it’s Thursday). The state found that its compressed workweek resulted in a 13% reduction in energy use and estimated that employees saved as much as $6 million in gasoline costs. Altogether, the initiative will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 12,000 metric tons a year. And perhaps not surprisingly, 82% of state workers say they want to keep the new schedule. “There is a sense that this is ready to take off,” says R. Michael Fischl, an associate dean at the University of Connecticut’s law school, which is organizing a symposium on four-day weeks.

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