For centuries, people have worked 40 hours a week in the office. Now with the widespread shift to remote work, people are enjoying the benefits and flexibility it provides.
Employees prefer to work for companies that allow them to achieve a work-life balance. Not only do they perform better overall, but they also enjoy improved wellbeing and mental health.
Recently, Unilever experimented with a 4 day work week and its Managing Director said that
Our goal is to measure performance on output, not time. We believe the old ways of working are outdated and no longer fit for purpose.
Additionally, if 2020 was the year of remote work, then 2021 would be the year of async. Companies and businesses will try to provide more flexibility to employees by enabling async collaboration & communication. Although there might be times where real-time collaboration will be needed, it would only form a minor part of a work schedule.
Flexibility is the future of work. Although the 40-hour workweek was just accepted while working from in-office, remote working may soon bring a change in our typical workweeks.