Can a four-day work week work in India? | In Focus podcast

The results of a recent survey in the U.K. on a four-day work week revealed that employees were happier and productivity did not decline. But can this concept work in a country where many continue to have six-day work weeks?

March 06, 2023 03:45 pm | Updated March 07, 2023 12:31 pm IST

A few days ago, the results of an interesting study were published. The study, conducted in the United Kingdom saw 61 companies and 2,900 employees take part in the reduction of the work-day week, from the standard five days, to four days. At the end of the six-month experiment, employees were less stressed, had better work-life balance and were absent on fewer days. Companies reported no impact on productivity, while revenues remained the same and in some cases, even increased. 

But can this system work in India, a country that has one of the highest number of working hours in the world?

Guest: Rupashree Baral, Professor, Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras

Host: Zubeda Hamid

Edited by Sharmada Venkatasubramanian.

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