4 Day Week

Are We Resigned to a World Without a Four-Day Workweek?

COVID-19 has made existing concepts like work from home, remote and hybrid work more mainstream. South Africa is oftentimes a step behind when it comes to adopting these seemingly grandiose global trends. That is set to change.

Karen Lowe is the Pilot Director for 4 Day Week SA and is the passionate matriarchal figure pursuing the ideal of a four-day workweek. Mzansi has thousands of operational businesses and with only 28 that were brave enough to sign up for the pilot. According to naysayers, the current trend appears grim.

Most local employees may have to resign themselves to low salaries, mental health challenges, feeding the insatiable capitalist machine and a five-day (minimum) workweek. However, for these brave few, a stand has been taken and with the backing of caring employers, a watershed moment in workplace wellbeing has been achieved.

The pandemic (and load shedding) has made it clear that the traditional “8 to 5” is on its way out. From March we bear witness to whether a four-day workweek forms part of the new normal for employees living and working in South Africa.

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David-John Wayne Bailey is an INFJ from Cape Town, a proud pioneer pilot participant of 4 Day Week SA and an advocate of a four-day week for everyone working in South Africa.