And many of the conversations about the four-day workweek focus on these glamorous elements. Workers in Iceland who took on a four-day workweek reported better work-life balance and even a more positive attitude at work.
While the four-day workweek has gotten some buzz because of these positive effects, not everyone’s buzzed about the idea of bringing it to their work life. Many workers worry — reasonably — about time and productivity.
Those are the same concerns the company Buffer ran into when adjusting to a four-day workweek. In the first month, most teams focused on how they could cram all of their five-day work into the new four days.