By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics
According to a recent Gallup survey, full-time, employed Americans work an average of 47 hours a week. That’s nearly a full day longer than what was once the standard schedule ─ the classic, five-day, 40-hour workweek.
Lately, however, in response to productivity studies and the ability of family-friendly policies to attract top-notch job applicants, savvy employers are implementing a strict eight-hours-a-day, Monday-through-Friday workweek.
The idea is that, when the job at hand has their employees’ devoted focus for eight hours, much more gets done and employees are able to unplug and have a “real life” once the workday is over.