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Opinion: Advantages With Shorter Week Working
Advatages with shorter Week Working
By Masud HMN*)
My friends ask me how about economy financial and deal harmony, Particularly the turn of the new year, will the world to adopt a 4.5-day work week, shorter than the global average of five days. Rather. policy is an ambitious and excellent decision to harmonize
I say him with honest I am no enough understand to explains excellent decision to harmony at ambitious decision I only tray follow some views from media and news paper. He accept my speaking.
As we know, the country’s working hours with global markets, promising to facilitate economic and financial dealings. To day it is challenges with some influence factor
If we go to the UAE Government Perhaps more importantly, government is committed to designing flexible working arrangements that promote an enhanced work-life balance. Jusst right.
Connecting to systemic changes within labor policies, employees will be able to carve out more time for family, friendships, health, education, community involvement and leisure.
Modern life demands that labor policies consider the breadth of nonwork domains that affect an employee’s ability to work and be productive. To illustrate, flexible working arrangements can enable employees to pursue higher education, embark on research sabbaticals, manage a small enterprise on the side, freelance, self-manage chronic illnesses, pursue hobbies, exercise, go on enriching holidays, and care for vulnerable dependents.
On the other hand, the lack of these flexible working arrangements is deemed as a universal challenge faced by workers across the globe. A number of correlated issues are at the heart of this economic and social discussion, with many labor markets witnessing an exodus inherently due to the way we work. Longer hours have been linked to high chronic stress levels, burnout, depression, social ostracization and health problems.
On a more personal level, many employees are struggling with managing care duties, often relying on costly care services for children and elderly family members. Governments have a central role to play in designing labor policies that are flexible enough for workers to successfully combine work, personal life and family commitments in a way that improves the wellbeing levels of communities.
In fact, more studies are shedding light on the impact of flexible working arrangements on both economic and wellbeing aspects. Benefits include enhanced ability to attract and retain high-performing and experienced staff, reduced absenteeism, ability to manage work and personal commitments, increased job satisfaction, elevated energy and creativity, lowered stress levels, lowered office overhead costs, and positive impacts on the environment.
A special study by the Henley Business School in 2019 engaged over 500 business leaders and 2,000 employees show positive impact., That is including businesses that are implementing a four-day work week.
The study give inspiring the positive effects of a shorter work week, such as increasing talent acquisition and retention, enhancing employee satisfaction, The study reporting lower employee absenteeism, and boosting productivity. Also the researchers calculated a net saving of £92 billion a year to UK businesses, due to running businesses efficiently, not to mention the reduction in pollution and fuel consumption.
Then. many progressive governments and enterprises have made efforts to shift toward more inclusive, flexible, and equity-centered working arrangements. the efficacy of shorter work weeks. Participants shifted from a 40-hour week to a 35 or 36-hour week. Results the positive impact on productivity and wellbeing, with around 86 percent of employees now working shorter hours without taking a cut to their pay.
According, Japan’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in June 2021 announced recommendations to companies to allow employees to shift to a four-day work week. Expected benefits include retaining experienced staff, caring for elderly relatives or children, making time for family or socializing, and addressing the country’s falling birth rates.
In fact benefits of shorter work weeks, it is no surprise that the idea is still facing resistance on the presumption that economic gains and productivity might be affected.
Just true a deep-dive into the number of working hours and productivity levels of nations indicates otherwise. Enlightening OECD figures reveal that some countries have achieved an optimal level of productivity with shorter working hours compared with their peers, such as Germany, France and Denmark.
Cited Colloms Writer Arab News daily base in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia Sara Al Mulia belief .That is important that policymakers design flexible employment policies that maximize productivity and deliver economic gains.
“While empowering employees to carve out precious time for their News wellbeing and those they care for.” She write. (ArabNews Daily,December,16th,2021)
Astute investments in technologies and solutions that boost work productivity are gaining momentum. For example, research and development in productivity solutions, remote work, online collaboration tools, automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics are delivering stellar productivity gains without the need for employees to be physically present in offices or service centers.
On this note, the global pandemic has spurred employers to rethink flexible working arrangements and remote work, with many enterprises shifting toward such arrangements on a permanent basis due to preliminary data on its excellent productivity gains, cost efficiencies and improved employee wellbeing.
In Indonesia Governments and enterprises traditionally are further encouraged to trial the concept of flexible working . Arrange evaluate its impact on their businesses. Opions are available within the framework of flexible working arrangements, such as reduced hours,
Flex time, compressed work week, part-time jobs, remote work and leave granted for different purposes. Diligent plans must be drafted to outline the job expectations, duties and deadlines for all staff to agree on workload management and working hours to deliver on commitments.
The presfective short working week advantage are able to compete globally through the creativity and ingenuity of their labor force. Thus, it is important that policymakers design flexible employment policies that maximize productivity and deliver economic gains, while empowering employees to carve out precious time for their wellbeing and those they care for.
Jacarta , December 18th,2021
*) Masud HMN Doctor Lecture Muhammadiyah University Prof Dr Hamka (UHAMKA) Jacarta. Email firstname.lastname@example.org