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A four-day workweek doesn’t mean less work. Here’s how to do it

By | Michelle Fox |

The four-day workweek is gaining traction. It also has a lot of fans.

A whopping 92% of U.S. workers are in favor of the shortened workweek, a survey from cloud-software vendor Qualtrics found.

The findings come on the heels of an announcement by Belgium’s federal government that it will allow workers in the country’s public and private sectors to cut a day out of their workweek if they so choose.

Yet don’t make the mistake of thinking that a four-day workweek will yield a lighter workload.

In Belgium, the shorter workweek comes with four 10-hour days. There also is a global trial of a so-called 100-80-100 model that is about to start. Workers will receive 100% of their pay for 80% of the time and maintain 100% productivity. On April 1, 37 North American companies will begin the six-month pilot.

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