More than half (58%) of Russians would like to work a shorter, four-day week during the summer period. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the research of the Rabota.ru service.
“More than half of the respondents (58%) believe that in the summer period it is necessary to introduce a four-day working week. However, 42% of respondents want to leave the previous number of working days in the summer, ”the article says.
64% of respondents believe that this will have a positive effect on labor productivity, 29% – that it will not affect work efficiency. 7% of survey participants said the negative impact of the seasonal four-day week.
Seven out of ten Russians surveyed believe that a temporary decrease in the working week will have a positive effect on the team’s performance in the future. 5% of respondents disagree with this. 25% of survey participants believe that this will not affect employee productivity.
73% of respondents stated about the positive impact of the four-day period on the team atmosphere. 4% of Russians believe that the seasonal reduction in the working week will negatively affect the relationship between colleagues. 23% of respondents said that the measure will not affect the situation in the team.
The idea of a four-day working week is periodically supported by the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. In April 2021, he proposed to continue the discussion and stated that the world was moving towards a shorter work week. The first time Mr. Medvedev expressed this idea was in the summer of 2019, when he was prime minister.
About whether there are prospects for a four-day working week in Russia – in the material of “Kommersant” “Sokrashenka”.