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U.S. policymakers continue exploring 32-hour work week: Could it happen soon?

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As the debate around a potential 4-day, 32-hour workweek gains traction, a recent study from the University of Cambridge reveals promising outcomes.

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Conducted from June to December 2022, the study had 61 businesses and organizations trial a 4-day workweek. Results indicated heightened employee productivity and increased retention rates. Notably, a staggering 92% of these entities intend to uphold this schedule.

Companies like Amazon, Toshiba, and Panasonic have adopted such models, attributing it to reduced employee burnout and increased retention.

Furthermore, a proposed ’32-Hour Workweek Act’ was introduced in the House in July, hinting at a possible shift similar to the transition from a 44-hour to a 40-hour workweek in the early 20th century.



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