For some reason the world has decided that a working week consists of five days with a two-day weekend. But a new study says maybe we should add an extra day to that weekend.
An Oxford University study says people would be both happier and more productive with a four-day work week and a three-day weekend. The researchers said that if they had only a four day work week, workers would be less likely to procrastinate their work and make sure they get everything done. And they'd be happier because they'd be able to enjoy a nice, long three-day weekend. There would also be less burnout for people who simply get tired and sick of their jobs, leading to less effort being put in.
Other studies have shown similar results, primarily that workers are less stressed and feel like their lives improved as a result of the three-day weekend. However, this is the first study to actually say workers can be more productive with a four day work week.
So basically, you should print out this study and show it to your boss and try to negotiate a four-day work week. We're sure that will go over really well.
(h/t Business Insider)