The traditional work week consists of 5 days with each day being 7-8 hours. Many work situations can be changed to allow for non-traditional work weeks. As an example, if you have a 40-hour work week, instead of having everyone work 5, 8-hour days, some of your employees could work 4, 10-hour days. This would produce a 20% reduction in auto emissions pumped into our air and help our environment. A compressed work week is a commute option because it results in fewer commute trips.
Benefits of a compressed work week
By compressing the work week into fewer but longer days, employers and employees both benefit:
- Employees enjoy longer weekends.
- Employers can extend service hours for customers without incurring overtime costs
- Traveling in non-peak hours is a faster and less stressful commute for employees.
- Parking demands can be reduced.
- Employees have more flexibility in scheduling personal appointments thereby using less leave time.